Project Description

WILLIAM PERCY CUTLER 1886–1980

Cutler
Photograph from the Cutler collection, housed in Radcliffe Parish Council office

Born 27th April 1886 in Nottingham

Baptised 30th May 1886 at St Philip’s Church, Sneinton. Home address: 70 Robin Hood Street

Married Kathleen Mary Parr of Beaconsfield Villas, daughter of Butler and Anne Parr, on 27th September 1915 in Radcliffe on Trent

One child recorded on enlistment as Frederick William Cutler born September 3rd 1916 and registered at Bingham.

Died 1980 in Rushcliffe District, age 94.

1891 Census

Age 4 living at 104 Sneinton Hill, Nottingham with father Edward, a meat inspector, mother Elizabeth (née Robotham) who was born in India, his brother, Edward 11, two sisters Elizabeth 6 and Maud 4 months and a female servant.

1901 Census

Unable to locate him in 1901

1911 Census

Age 25 living with father Edward, a corporation clerk, mother Elizabeth, his brother Charles Henry 18 and sister Elizabeth Robotham 26 at 41, St Mathias Road, Nottingham. He is employed as a Warehouseman (Lace Manufacturer).

Military Service

Rank: Private then Lance Corporal

Service Number: 220665

Military Unit: Royal Army Service Corps

Theatre of War: presumed served in the U.K. and therefore not in a theatre of war

Attested: 10.12.1915

Age 29 years 8 months. Occupation: Lace manufacturer. Height 5ft 7¾ins, weight 139lbs, chest 39ins

Address at time of attestation: Beaconsfield Villas, Radcliffe on Trent. His address has later been altered to 17, Castle Gate, Nottingham.

Classified medically as B3. (Only suitable for sedentary work). Served as a clerk, probably total time at Aldershot.

11.12.15: To army reserve

28.11.16: Mobilised/posted. 29.11.1916 Joined Aldershot

18.2.19: Demobilised as acting Lance Corporal, 239 (Horse Transport) Company. At this time his address is Walnut Grove, Radcliffe.

Military Personnel Address on 1918 Electoral Register

Walnut Grove, Radcliffe on Trent

Other Information

Kelly’s directories: in 1920 and 1922, living on Walnut Grove. In 1925, living at the Poplars, Main Road, Radcliffe on Trent. In Kelly’s directory 1941 he is listed as a gown manufacturer at 73, Musters Road, West Bridgford.

From the 1922 Electoral Register

Address: Walnut Grove, Radcliffe on Trent

From the 1939 Register

Address: 73 Musters Road, West Bridgford

Occupation: Managing Director, clothing

Household: wife Kathleen born 6.10.1893 and son Frederick, employed in clothing manufacture. Frederick is in St John’s Ambulance

Reasons for inclusion on the Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour

Radcliffe on Trent address when on active service