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Cutler, S Le G

Dozinghem Military Cemetery

Dozinghem Military Cemetery, Belgium

Son of Maj. and Mrs. J. F. Cutler, of Queen St., St. Helier, Jersey.

Killed in action at Ypres, aged 23 years

NEWS ITEM in Jersey Evening Post of Wednesday 21 October 1914

Departure of Militia Officer Lieutenant S Le G Cutler. Though there were very few passengers on the Mail Boat this morning animated scenes were witnessed on the quay. Lieutenant S Le G Cutler of D Company 3rd Battalion RMIJ was a passenger for England where he is joining the Army Service Corps and the men of the Company were determined not to let him leave the Island without showing him in what high regard he is held by them. Notwithstanding the fact that they had been on Outpost Duty for 12 hours the Company looking fit and smart marched down to the Albert Pier in charge of Captain P Barrette their popular officer to give the departing Lieutenant a rousing send-off. The drum and fife band of the Battalion was also on the quay and played several selections these, needless to say, included Tipperary and other now world famous tunes. As the vessel slipped her mooring the strains of Auld Lang Syne were just heard above the cheers of the men of the Company. These were renewed when the Sarnia passed out of the pier heads, the band playing and cheers being raised until the vessel was well out of the harbour. Lieutenant Cutler leaves the Island with the best wishes of his numerous friends and to these we would our own sincere good wishes for his future career.

NEWS ITEM in Jersey Evening Post of Friday 10 August 1917

The Roll of Honour. We deeply regret having to announce that another gallant Jerseyman has just been added to the list of victims of the War. A telegram was received this afternoon bearing the sad news that Captain S Le G Cutler, son of Major Cutler of Queen Street, had been killed in action. It reads "War Office, London. Major Cutler, Khartoum House, St Lukes, Jersey. Deeply regret to inform you that Captain S Le G Cutler attached to Royal Flying Corps was killed in action 9 August. The Army Council express their sympathy. Secretary War Office". The deceased officer, who was only 23, joined up in August 1914 and got his Captaincy some 12 months ago. He had a narrow escape from death only a week ago, his machine being riddled with bullets and brought down in flames. Captain Cutler was a grandson of Mr Philip Le Geyt of Khartoum House. We tender our sincere sympathy to all members of the family.


NEWS ITEM in Jersey Evening Post of Saturday 7 November 1914

Lieutenant S Le G Cutler. We learn that Lieutenant Cutler who recently left the Island to join the Army Service Corps proceeded to the Front on Wednesday last.



Commemorated on OV Memorial, Jersey
and on St Luke's Church Memorial, Jersey





Commonwealth War Graves Commission Record

Stuart Le Geyt Cutler

Captain Stuart Le Geyt Cutler
21 Squadron, Royal Flying Corps

Stuart Le Geyt Cutler


Notice of Death appears in Jersey Evening Post of Thursday 16 August 1917


NEWS ITEM in Jersey Evening Post of Monday 13 August 1917

Roll of Honour. As we stated on Friday last Captain S Le G Cutler was killed in action on 9 August. The late officer, who was the son of Major & Mrs J F Cutler and grandson of Mr Philip Le Geyt of St Lukes, was an Old Victorian and at the outbreak of war served in the 3rd RMIJ. Being desirous of taking a more active part in the campaign he left Jersey on 21 October 1914 to join the Army Service Corps, being one of the first local officers to leave Jersey. He was subsequently gazetted Captain and, at his own request, transferred to the Royal Flying Corps, in which unit he had some thrilling experiences. Only a few weeks ago he was on leave with his fiancée, Miss Katy de Faye of the VAD, who is nursing at a war hospital in Wales. To Major & Mrs Cutler, who are both on war service, and the other relatives we again tender our sincerest condolences.