Private 48967 - 14th Battalion
Died from pneumonia 17th Nov 1918 : Aged 33
Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille - XI B 16
Private 48967 George Gutteridge was born Q3 1885 in Nottingham. Both parents were natives of Loughborough, Leicestershire, where Q1 1878 marriage between Hosiery Factory & Framework Knitter Mr John Gutteridge and Miss Elizabeth Holmes started to raise a family before staying a few years in Nottingham. Return to Loughborough offered 25 Freehold Street addressing by 1901 census. Father John aged 44 was at time absent, leaving wife Mrs Elizabeth Gutteridge 42 in listed keep fullest household mothering Arthur 22, Sarah 19, Clara 16, George 15, May 4 and Clarice 4 months.
Mr George Gutteridge had been a working Iron Moulder, but was eldest child moving with family into Huthwaite to become a coal miner. Mr John Gutteridge likely transferred his skills into the newly opened CWS factory. Heading their Carnarvon Grove home shows they shared 1911 census confusions, after boundary changes claimed Sutton-in-Ashfield addressing. Military records did nonetheless register updated address naming father next of kin at later known 12 Lime Street, Huthwaite, Notts.
Private George Gutteridge might well have enlisted into the local Sherweood Foresters, except former service number reveals their 20th Notts & Derbys Regiment was one of several Labour Battalions merged to create a specialist Army Labour Corps. Pte 16986 G Gutteridge was therefore initially deployed instead with 29th Company of that 20th Labour Battalion entering France.
Private 48967 G Gutteridge is ultimately recognised following final regimental transferal into 14th Linconshires. Hard fought win in The Great War couldn't stop dying from pneumonia in the 2nd Australian Hospital, France, 17th November 1918, aged 33.
Gutteridge - On November 17th. At the 2nd. Australian Hospital, France, (from pneumonia), Private George Gutteridge, Notts and Derbys, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Gutteridge, Lime Street, Huthwaite, aged 33 years.
God's finger touched him and he slept - from Mother, Father, brother and Sister.