Sunday, 15 April 2018

William W Louttit: CWGC Beechwood

William Wallace Louttit was born 12 July 1891 in Castleford, Ontario.
He was single, son of William Louttit, a ticket agent for the CPR with paternal origin in the Orkney Islands of Scotland. His occupation was accountant (Assigned Pay Branch of the Militia Dept) and residence 86 Elm Street in Ottawa which was his father's address.
Having received an exemption the previous November until men in category B2 (fit for base units of the medical service, garrison, or regimental outdoor duty) were call up, he enlisted on 25 March 1918. In Ottawa he was quartered at Lansdowne Park while attached as a Gunner to the 74th Battery, Canadian Field Artillery. Admitted to St Luke's Hospital on 9 April with a temperature of 105F he died of pneumonia, age 25, on 15 April 1918 having served less than one month.

1 comment:

Fiona said...

I am currently researching a Louttit family from the Orkney Islands with a descendant of Peter Louttit who immigrated to New Zealand in 1867.

It would be interesting to see if there is a link between the men.

Fiona Brooker