Conflict : WW1
Memorial : Pershore Abbey
2nd Royal Marine Battalion Royal Naval Division, Royal Marine Light Infantry
Service No PLY/2325/S
Enlisted on 6th July 1917 aged 20
An Engineer Shaper
Next of kin given as Charles Nutting, Pershore Fields, Pershore, Worcester
Embarked Royal Marine Brigade on 24th August 1917
Draft for British Expeditionary Force on 6th November 1917, joined 2nd Royal Marine Battalion on 21st November 1917
Killed in action on 6th April 1918
Commemorated on Pozieres Memorial, France, Panel 1.
Appears in the Worcester/Worcestershire Roll of Honour Book for navy casualties located in Worcester Cathedral.
Pershore Fields. Royal Marine L. Inf. Nephew of Teddy Nutting in Broad Street. Went out July 1917. Died April 22nd 1918.
Additional information from Pershore Parish Records, Holy Cross, Film No 216/7, available at Worcestershire Archives.
Drakes Broughton St Barnabas Church
Pershore War Memorial with the additional information: Royal Marine Light Infantry
A photograph of Private D. Nutting of Pershore can be found in Berrow’s Worcester Journal Supplement, Saturday 11th May 1918, available at Worcestershire Archives.
Trudy Burge has created the WW1 Pershore website to commemorate the men from Pershore who served their country from 1914 to 1918:
Douglas Nutting has no known grave, the photograph available shows his name on Pozieres Memorial.