109906 Private Francis Edward Nutter,
1st Battalion, The Sherwood Foresters, (Notts and Derby Regiment).
Killed in action, France/Flanders, 27 May 1918.
Reported in the Burnley Express: -
HAPTONIAN NOW REPORTED KILLED.
Though every effort had been made to obtain information of Private
Francis Edward Nutter, who has been missing since May last, it was not till
Friday morning that anything definite was heard. Mr. and Mrs. Nutter, who reside
at 11, Bridgefield Street, Hapton, then received a note from the International
de la Croix Rouge regretting to inform her that they had received the statement
from Private Bert Johnson, 95901, 1st Sherwood Foresters, that he saw her son
Francis E Nutter, of the same regiment, killed by a shell on the morning of
May 27th, 1918, near a village on the Aisne.
Enlisting on May 21st, 1917, in the Manchester Regiment, before attaining his 18th birthday, Private Nutter went out in April. Shortly after his arrival at the front he was transferred to the Sherwood Foresters. A most intimate friend of his, Private A. Dodgeon, Sherwood Foresters wrote that he himself was a prisoner, but made no mention of Nutter.
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