Rutter John Edward Gunner 4810020
Name Rutter John Edward
Army number 4810020
Decorations None known beyond Service Awards.
Date of birth 1923/4 - actual date not yet traced.
Age 21 at the time of his death.
Unit Enlisted in the Lincolnshire Regiment - date not yet known. Underwent Basic Training. Transferred to the Royal Artillery. Posted to the 1st Mountain Regiment. Served in North West Europe. KILLED in ACTION 23/1/1945.
Company/Battery Thought to be 452 Battery.
Platoon or other sub-unit Not yet known.
Task or role Not yet ascertained.
Joined Brigade Not yet known.
Promotions None known.
Wounded Not as far as is known.
Prisoner of War Not as far as is known.
Died/Killed in action KILLED in ACTION 23/1/1945, at Waldfeucht. Buried in Grave E 16, Sittard War Cemetery, Limburg, Netherlands. Headstone inscription reads "OUR DEAR SON JOHN, EVER LOVINGLY REMEMBERED BY HIS FATHER AND MOTHER, MARGARET, JOAN, BERYL AND MARY".
Home address Son of John George and Mary Rutter of Orlingbury, Northamptonshire.
No Royal Artillery Tracer Card found for this soldier on Ancestry.co.uk
The Regimental History included an error in his Army Number - the one used above is as shown by CWGC.