2nd Lt
Eric Ian Cuthbertson

Informationen zu Geburt

Geburtsdatum:
10/05/1898
Geburtsort:
Edinburgh, Midlothian, Vereinigtes Königreich, Schottland

Allgemeine Informationen

Beruf:
Medical Student

Informationen zum Armeedienst

Land:
Vereinigtes Königreich, Schottland
Truppe:
British Expeditionary Force
Rang:
Second Lieutenant
Dienstnummer:
175261
Einberufung ort:
Edinburgh, Midlothian, Vereinigtes Königreich, Schottland
Einheiten:
 —  Royal Garrison Artillery, 327th Siege Bty.  (Letzte bekannte Einheit)

Informationen zu Tod

Sterbedatum:
23/10/1917
Sterbeort:
Wagon Farm, Belgien
Todesursache:
Im Kampf gefallen
Alter:
19

Begräbnisplatz

Talana Farm Cemetery
Grabstelle: IV
Reihe: I
Grab: 8

Auszeichnungen und Orden 2

British War Medal
Medaille
Victory Medal
Medaille

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Meine Geschichte

Eric Ian Cuthbertson, a 19-year-old medical student from Edinburgh, Scotland, served as a Second Lieutenant in the 327th Siege Battery of the Royal Garrison Artillery during the Battle of Passchendaele.

The young man was killed in action on 23 October 1917. On this wet day the 327th Siege Battery – armed with 6 inch howitzers - was transferred from the 3rd Heavy Artillery Group to the 14th Heavy Artillery Group.

Eric’s Battery had only arrived at the 3rd Heavy Artillery Group on 1 September 1917. The 327th took over the guns of the 324th Siege Battery at Crossing Lodge, Signal Cottage and Wagon Farm, along the Yser Canal near the village of Boezinge. Though the 327th Siege Battery was transferred to another Heavy Artillery Group, the guns might have remained in position along the Yser Canal.

Second Lieutenant Cuthbertson was killed in action on 23 October 1917. He possibly fell while manning his guns near Wagon Farm. Eric Ian Cuthbertson, only 19-years-old, was buried in the nearby Talana Farm Cemetery.

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