Henry Cuttell (c.1878-1917)

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Henry Cuttell


Also known as "Harry", Henry Cuttell was the son of woollen weaver Robert and Mary Ann Cuttell of Bethel Buildings, Netherton.

He married Ruth Emma Oldfield, daughter of Benjamin Oldfield, in 1905, although she died in 1909. He then married Ruth Emma's sister, Ellen Oldfield, on 22 May 1915 at Buxton Road Wesleyan Methodist Chapel.[1]

Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:

CUTTELL, HENRY. Private. No 40798. 7th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment. Formerly No 37373 Leicestershire Regiment. Born Netherton. Husband of Ellen Oldfield, Beaumont Street, Netherton. Attended Netherton Wesleyan Church and was a teacher in the Sunday School. Employed by Messrs F. J. Hickson of Healey House as a warper. Died of gas poisoning and shell wounds at No 64 Casualty Clearing Station, 18.7.1917, aged 39 years. Buried MENDINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row F, Grave 57.
ROH:- South Crosland and Netherton War Memorial.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission



Notes and References

  1. This second marriage would have been illegal until 1907, when the "Deceased Wife's Sister's Marriage Act" was introduced. For an example, see William Leigh Brook's second marriage to Emily Armitage.