Service no. 720754
Lance Corporal, London Regiment, 24th Battalion
Died age 36 on 2 January 1917
Son of Anne Cutmore, of 13, St. Martin’s Road, Stockwell, London, and the late William Cutmore.
Remembered at Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinge, Belgium and on the war shrine at St Michael’s Church, Stockwell Park Road, London SW9 0DA
Information from the 1911 census
Like his father, Harry Cutmore was a house decorator. In 1911 he was living with his parents and siblings in a 9-roomed house at 13 St Martin’s Road. William Cutmore, 60, had a firm of house decorators and was married to Annie Cutmore, 61. They were both from Lambeth. Harry, then 31, worked in his father’s firm. His brother Horace Cutmore, 25, ran a greengrocers and his sister Ethel Annie Cutmore, 23, was a sorter for the G.P.O (General Post Office). Harry, Horace and Ethel were born in Clapham. Winifred Maud Cutmore, 18, had no employment. She was born in Lambeth.
Harry Cutmore’s brother James Cutmore also died during the war and is listed on the wooden war shrine in the chapel at St Michael’s Church, Stockwell but not on Stockwell War Memorial. There are many possible reasons why names were not put forward to the Memorial Committee for inclusion, among them the feeling that to be listed once was ‘enough’, anger with the authorities and subsequent reluctance to engage with them, and simply not hearing about the Memorial project.
Information from Marietta Crichton Stuart
Service no. 321775
Rifleman D Company, 6th Battalion London Regiment (City of London Rifles)
Died of wounds 23 March 1918, aged 40
Remembered at Chauny Communal Extension Military Cemetery on the Aisne (he was previously buried in a battlefield cemetery) and on the war shrine at St Michael’s Church, Stockwell Park Road, London SW9 0DA
According to the CWGC, he was the son of William and Annie Cutmore, St Martin’s Road, Stockwell, husband of Florence Cutmore.
On the CWGC paperwork for the cemetery register, it gives an address for Florence of 7 Linden Avenue, Thornton Heath, Surrey, formerly of Stockwell and also Gisborne, New Zealand.
They had been married at St Michael’s Stockwell Park Road on 9 April 1905 and their daughter Hilda was christened there in early 1906, James’ occupation was given as Law Writer, his address 13 St Martin’s Road. They had a daughter Anne in 1909.
On James’ probate record, his address is given as 25 Burnley Road, Stockwell.