2nd Lt
Eric Ian Cuthbertson

Informations sur naissance

Date de naissance:
Lieu de naissance:
Edinburgh, Midlothian, Écosse, Royaume-Uni

Informations générales

Étudiant en médecine

Informations service militaire

Écosse, Royaume-Uni
Force armée:
British Expeditionary Force
Second Lieutenant
Numéro de service:
Incorporation nom de lieu:
Edinburgh, Midlothian, Écosse, Royaume-Uni
 —  Royal Garrison Artillery, 327th Siege Bty.  (Dernière unité connue)

Informations sur décès

Date de décès:
Lieu de décès:
Wagon Farm, Belgique
Cause du décès:
Killed in action (K.I.A.)


Talana Farm Cemetery
Parcelle: IV
Rangée: I
Tombe: 8

Distinctions et médailles 2

British War Medal
Victory Medal

Points d'intérêt 2

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Mon histoire

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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