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Harold Richard CUTTING

Regimental number4280
Place of birthBowral, New South Wales
SchoolBowral Superior Public School, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationStoreman and packer
AddressKembla, Gloucester Street, Rockdale, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation26
Height5' 9"
Weight144 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs I C Cutting, Kembla, Gloucestor Street, Rockdale, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date12 October 1915
Place of enlistmentHolsworthy, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A6 Aeneas on 20 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll54th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19-20 July 1916
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialRue-Du-Bois Military Cemetery (Plot I, Row B, Grave No. 1), Fleurbaix, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
158
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas Arthur and Sarah Emily CUTTING, husband of Irene CUTTING, 21 Gloucester Street, Rockdale, New South Wales. Native of Bowral, New South Wales.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Allotted to and proceeded to 54th Bn from 1st Training Bn, Zeitoun, 16 February 1916; taken on strength of 54th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 16 February 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Killed in action, 19-20 July 1916.

Buried at cemetery, Rue du Bois, by Reverend W. B. Statt, 20 July 1916.

Statement, Red CrossFile No 861106, 4140 Lance Corporal BARLOW, 54th Bn (patient, No 13 General Hospital, Boulogen), 24 May 1917: 'This man was in my No. XI pltn. and after we had come out of action on the 19th July they asked for volunteer[s] to go up as S/Bs to bring in the wounded and L/Cpl. Cutting was one of the men who volunteered and as he was doing his duty he was hit in theback and I think he died before he got to the D/S ... I know they carried L/Cpl. Cutting down to the D/S directly he was wounded.'

Second statement, 3076 Sergeant W.P. HOGAN, 54th Bn (patient, 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, England), 5 June 1917: 'I was getting in wounded with him when he was shot in the spine and died about 10 minutes later. He was unconscious until he died. It was at Fleurbaix and he was probably buried as the cemetery was only about 1000 yards behind.'

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, CUTTING Harold Richard
Red Cross file 861106

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