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Smith Stuttard

Private : 8th Bn., East Lancashire Regiment

Rank : Private

Regiment : 8th Bn., East Lancashire Regiment

Service Number : 27518

Death : 16 November 1916

Age : 35

Buried : A.29., Munich Trench British Cemetery, Beaumont-Hamel, France

Husband of Bertha Stuttard, of 16, Talbot St., Harle Syke, Burnley

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The Burnley News. Saturday, January 20, 1917

Mrs. Smith Stuttard, of Talbot-street, Briercliffe, has received official intimation that her husband, Pte. Smith Stuttard, of the East Lancashires, was wounded on November 16th, and he is now posted as missing.
Pte. Stuttard, who has five brothers actively engaged in fighting, and one Ben discharged with an amputated arm, only went up with his group last June 26th, and left for France early in October. He was reported wounded on November 16th, since which date nothing has been heard of him. It is hoped that at the worst he is a prisoner in Germany. His wife and parents would thankfully receive any information which would lead to ascertaining what has become of him.

Burnley Express 4 August 1917

Briercliffe Man's Death
Mrs. S Stuttard, of 16, Talbot-st, Harle Syke, has received official information that her husband, Pte. Smith Stuttard, who had previously been reported as missing, was killed in action on November 6, 1916. Pte. Stuttard was 35 years old, and leaves a wife but no children. He joined the forces on June 26th 1916, and was placed in the 3rd East Lancashires. He went out to France in Ocrtober, and was reported missing in NOvember. He was one of seven brothers, all of whom have answered the call to arms. Five of them are still serving, and one, Benj. Stuttard, has been discharged after having an arm amputated. Pte. Smith Stuttard was previously a weaver at Walshaw Mill.

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