Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Thomas A. Cuthbert: CWGC Beechwood

Death on this date 100 years ago came to Gunner Thomas Albert Cuthbert of the Canadian Field Artillery, Service Number: 132492.
Born 9 November 1876 in Ipswich, Suffolk, England, son of James S. Cuthbert and Malinda Jarrold, he married Gertrude Alice Wood in England.
The couple and their four children came to Canada in 1906. He attested in Ottawa on 23 August 1915 giving his occupation as molder, arrived in Britain in the Spring of 1915. Posted to France he was gassed, wounded in the head, had shell shock and found to be suffering from heart disease. Returned to Canada in June 1917 he was discharged from the CEF as medically unfit in November 1917. He left his wife and six children, one of whom was overseas.
Burial with military honours was in Sec. C. R.10. 77. at Beechwood Cemetery.

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