Regiment : 2nd Royal Marine Battalion Royal Naval Division Royal Marine Light Infantry
Service number : PLY2325S
Conflict : WW1
Date of death : Killed in action on 6th April 1918
Buried : Commemorated on Pozieres Memorial, France, Panel 1.
Memorial : Pershore Abbey
Also appears on : Drakes Broughton St Barnabas Church.
Additional information on the memorial: Royal Marine Light Infantry.
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.
Douglas Nutting enlisted in the Royal Marine Light Infantry on 6th July 1917, aged 20. He gave his occupation as an Engineer Shaper and his next of kin as Charles Nutting, Pershore Fields, Pershore, Worcester. He embarked with the Royal Marine Brigade on 24th August 1917 and was drafted for the British Expeditionary Force on 6th November 1917. He joined the 2nd Royal Marine Battalion on 21st November 1917.
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: http://pershoreww1.webs.com/
Douglas Nutting has no known grave, the photograph available shows his name on Pozieres Memorial.