Lieutenant John Cutcliffe
|Regiment:||East Yorkshire Regiment, 2nd Battalion|
|Date of Birth:||1887Born Dawlish||Date of Death:||26/08/1918|
|Memorial:||Dawlish||Memorial Inscription||CUTCLIFFE.J LT. EAST YORKS REGT|
It is not clear where John Cutcliffe was for the 1911 census and he may have joined the Army and been serving abroad.
2nd Battalion, East Yorks Regiment 1914-15
A series of telegrams (shown in the life story in Documents) show that he was treated for malaria in Salonika and Malta in Octobe/November 1916 before returning to England. Later he was attached to the 9th Battalion of the West Riding Regiment (Duke of Wellington's) in France. He was killed in action in the battles around the town of Albert.
Albert was captured on 22 August 1918. The continuing attacks on the Somme were widened on the south, by the French Tenth Army starting the Second Battle of Noyon on 17 August, capturing the town of Noyon on 29 August. On 26 August, to the north of the initial attack, the First Army widened the attack by another 7 miles with the Second Battle of Arras of 1918. Bapaume fell on 29 August. (ex- Wikipedia)
Association with Dawlish
John Cutcliffe was the youngest among eight children born to George John Cutcliffe (1844-1906) and Eliza Caroline Atkins (1844-1920).
George and Eliza were married in the second quarter of 1867 in Dartmouth, Eliza's birthplace and the first two children were born there, before moving to Dawlish ca 1872. In 1881 they occupied No 7, Strand where George was in business as a pharmacist and dental surgeon.
The children were:
Ada (1868-1942), born Dartmouth
George (1870-), “
Charles (1872-1932), Dawlish
Edith (1876-), “
Digby (1877-1939), “
Mary (1880- ), “
Ethel (1883- ), “
|Devon Roll of Honour|
Commonwealth War Graves Site
|Next of Kin:||Eliza Caroline Cutcliffe, mother|
|Last Known Address:||7 The Strand, Dawlish|
Officer records, National Archive, Kew
Free Birth Marriage Death records
Information supplied by memorial project, Holy Trinity Church, Batley Carr, Yorkshire
Malta Military Hospital 1915-1917 (http://www.scarletfinders.co.uk/190.html)
Refs by Subscription services (Ancestry):
Census data 1861 to 1911
Norris/Powell family tree