Nutty, W J
WILLIAM/WILLIE JAMES NUTTY
Remembered with honour Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial: Panel 51 and 53.
He enlisted in London 11 September 1914 for Short Service (three years with the Colours): a gas fitter aged 20, 5’8″ tall, C of E, his next-of-kin was his mother of Northampton. He landed in France 7 March 1915, was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914-15 Star medals, his qualifying date being 6 March 1915, and was killed in action.
There are articles about William in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 3 April 1915; also the Watford Illustrated dated 10 April 1915 and 4 September 1915.
Son of Elizabeth REEVE (formerly NUTTY, nee CHURCH) of Northampton, and the late Richard NUTTY.
His parents married 1892 in the Northampton district. Richard died 1917 in the Brixworth, Northants, district aged 54. Elizabeth remarried 1919 in the Northampton district to Frederick W REEVE, and died 1950 aged 77; Frederick died 1945 aged 64; both in the Daventry, Northants, district.
William was born 1894 in Northampton, and resided in Northants.
On the 1901 Census, aged 6 he lived in Wellingborough, Northants, with his mother and one sibling. On the 1911 Census, an apprentice gas fitter aged 16, he lived in Watford, with his parents and one sibling.
Date of death21/03/1915
Age at death20
Place of death
NotesRecorded as serving in the 60th Rifles in the Borough Roll of Honour
- 1st S.W. Herts Scout Troop [in St Mary's Parish Church Watford] (4)
- Abbot's Langley Herts War Memorial (17)
- Aldbury Herts War Memorial (1)
- Aldenham Herts War Memorial (located in Letchmore Heath Herts) (8)
- All Saints Church Croxley Green Herts (12)
- All Saints Church Harrow Weald Middx (2)
- All Saints Church Hertford (1)
- All Saints Church King's Langley Herts (1)
- All Saints Church Leavesden Herts (31)
- All Saints Church Witham Essex (3)