Our People - Charles Nutter
16 October 1916
#19344 Private Charles Nutter
14th (Service) Battalion, King's (Liverpool Regiment)
65th Brigade, 22nd Division
Died 16 October 1916 age 22
Salonika (Lembet Road) Military Cemetery, Greece. Ref: 600.
Son of Amelia Nutter, of 1, Seymour St., Chorley, Lancs.
INSCRIPTION: "GOD BE WITH YOU TILL WE MEET AGAIN"
Charles Nutter was born 10 August 1894 at Browsholme Hall, Whitewell (where his father worked as a gardener) and baptised 'Charlie' at St.Michael's, Whitewell on 30 September 1894. His parents were George E Nutter, age 20, and Amelia Nutter, also aged 20. In 1901 George and Amelia were living at 'Lostock Houses' in Lostock Hall. In addition to Charlie, there was William, age 8, Florence, age 4, Amelia, age 2, and Annie who was 2 months old.
By 1911 there were two other children born to the family, Elizabeth, age 8, and George Edward, age 5. They were living at 7 South View, Lostock Hall - probably the same address as 'Lostock Houses', the place they lived in 1901. Charlie was working as a cotton spinner in local mill.
To date, a service record has not been found for Charlie. It seems likely that he enlisted under the name Charles Nutter as all the military records found call him this in contrast to his civilian records which name him Charlie.
The 14th Battalion of the King's (Liverpool Regiment) formed at Seaforth, Liverpool in October 1914 as part of the Third New Army (K3), then moved to South Downs, Seaforth and joined the 65th Brigade of the 22nd Division then moved to Eastbourne. In April 1915 They moved back to Seaforth and then to Aldershot. The 22nd Division were mobilised for war and landed at Boulogne 5 September 1915. On 28 October 1915 They embarked from Marseilles to Salonika, Greece arriving 5 November 1915, and engaged the Bulgarian army in the various actions; the Battle of Horseshoe Hill and the Battle of Machukovo. Charlie died about this time. It is unclear what was the cause of his death, but malaria was rife in the area where he served. He was awarded the 1914-15 Star, the British War Medal and the Victory Medal.
Charlie's mother Amelia was his sole heir. On 26 April 1917 she received his effects of £10 2s. 11d. and a war gratuity of £9 on 23 September 1919. He also appears on the Lostock Hall - Methodist Chapel WW1 Obelisk, the Lostock Hall - St.James's C.E. WW1 Board and the Lostock Hall - Civic War Memorial. He was awarded 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal.
Charlie Nutter's place of birth, Browsholme Hall
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The Parish Church of St Michael, Whitewell
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