war memorial at dusk, photographed by Michelle Cooper

World War I



Surnames N

Nesbit, H. G.
Henry George Nesbit was a Lieutenant in The Buffs 1st battalion. He was 33 when he died on 23 March 1915. He is buried at the Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery, Armentieres, France. IX C 30

He was gazetted on 1 October 1914. He was the eldest son of Mr and Mrs Nesbit from Chatham who had three other sons serving. His wife was the former Lucy Hawes who was a teacher at Charlton School and he was said to have been well-known in Dover

W Nuttall grave, by Michelle and Andy CooperNuttall, W.   
William Nuttall, 6653, was born at Bollington, Altrincham, Cheshire. A Private in the 1st battalion of the Manchester Regiment was 32 when he died of a gun shot wound on 4 May 1915.

He is buried at Sainte Marie Cemetery, Le Havre, France. Division 19. The words at the foot of his headstone read:

"in sure and certain hope"

He was the son of William Nuttall and his wife Elizabeth, nee Chapman, and the husband of Ethel Louisa Burrows (remarried 1917, formerly Nuttall) of House 22 Duke of York's Royal Military School, Guston, Dover. The couple had married in 1907 at a register office in Altrincham.

There were several children, the youngest having been born just three months before Private Nuttall was killed. One of their sons, William, lost his life on 10 June 1944. Serving as a cook, he was aboard SS Dungrange when she was torpedoed.

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