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Eric Nutter

Driver :

Rank : Driver

Service Number : 177242

Joined Up: 18th December 1916

Death : 3 November 1918

Age : 24

Buried : VII. D. 17., Romeries Communal Cemetery Extension, France

Son of James and Mary Alice Nutter, of Clay Cottage, Brierfield, Burnley. Native of Nelson.

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Our Fallen Heroes
Third Son Killed
Briercliffe Family's Record
Mr. and Mrs. Nutter, of Scars Farm, Briercliffe, have been officially informed that their son, Signaller Eric Nutter, R.H.A., 177242, was killed instantaneously by being hit on the head by a piece of shell whilst in action on November 3rd in France. Signaller Nutter was single, and previous to the war was employed on the farm, and in spare time was studying and attending classes in textile designing, having passed several examinations in the subject. He attended St. Paul's Church, Little Marsden. He is the youngest of four brothers, all of whom have been serving. He enlisted on December 18th 1916, and went out to France on May 11th 1917.
Two of the brothers, Harry and Geoffrey Nutter, were killed together by the same shell on February 6th 1917. The only son left is Sergt. James Nutter, R.A.M.C., who has been in France three years, and who has just recently had a bar attached to a Military Medal won previously.
The photos of all four brothers appeared in the "Express" on February 17th 1917, and we regret that space precludes us from giving them again today.

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