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Born: 1875, Bradford
Died: 1 October 1916, Somme
Address: Green Lane, Baildon
Parents: Joseph & Hannah
Spouse: Mary E
Siblings: Sarah, Ada, Lincoln, Lille, Charles, Annie, Frederick
Occupation: Joiner
Rank: Pte
Rolls of Honour: Vimy Memorial
Children: 1
Regiment: Canadian Mounted Rifles
Joseph Nutter
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Charlie was born in Baildon in 1878, the sixth of eight children of John and Hannah Nutter. He and his brother Joseph both emigrated to Canada, both returned to fight for the old country and both were killed in action on the same day. On 17 November 1916, the Shipley Times & Express reported: Mrs Nutter of 29 Manor Lane has received intimation that her husband, Pte Joseph Nutter, of the Canadian Mounted Rifles, has been killed in action in France. Pte Nutter, who was a joiner by trade, went to Canada about ten years ago and he joined the forces on the 1st September last year. He leaves a widow and one son. His brother, Pte Charles Nutter, has also been killed in action. Mrs Nutter has received the following letter from General Sir Sam Hughes, Minister of Militia and Defence for Canada: “Will you kindly accept my sincere sympathy and condolences on the death of that worthy citizen and heroic soldier, your husband, Pte Joseph Nutter.
“While on cannot too deeply mourn the loss of such a brave comrade, there is a consolation knowing that he did his duty fearlessly and well and gave his life for the cause of liberty and the upbuilding of the Empire.”
Charles Nutter Charles Nutter Charles Nutter Shipley Times & Express 5 October 1917
Joseph and his brother Charles remembered on the family gravestone in Nab Wood Cemetery