Image courtesy of Louise.

Image from the Suffolk Chronicle And Mercury – 1915.


Born:2nd December 1895, 24, Crown Lane, Horwich, Lancashire.

Died: 13th August 1915; age 19. Died at Sea. Drowned Dardanelles, Aegean Sea, aboard ‘Royal Edward’, following torpedo attack by enemy submarine.

Residence: 34, Tovells Road, Ipswich.

Occupation: Clerk, at the Land Valuation Offices, Russell House, Russell Road, Ipswich – for nearly 4 years.

Date of Entry Therein: 11th August 1915 – Egyptian Theatre.


Albert had belonged to the 3/1st East Anglian Field Ambulance just over ten weeks when they left for Ipswich. Whilst waiting to en-train on the morning of departure he was called out of the ranks by the Commanding Officer promoted to be acting Lance-Corporal, and placed in command of the draft.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 2289

Regiment: Royal Army Medical Corps, 3rd/1st East Anglian Field Ambulance.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.


Memorial Reference:

Panel 199 7 200 or 236 to 239 & 328.

Helles Memorial,

Turkey (including Gallipoli).


Relatives Notified & Address: Eldest son of William M. & Florence L. Nuttall, of 34, Tovells Road, Ipswich.




1901   10, Mary Street West, Horwich, Lancashire.


Albert was 5 years old and living with his parents & sisters.

William Millwood Nuttall, 35, an Insurance Agent, born Horwich, Lancashire.

Florence Louisa Nuttall (nee Seddon), 33, born Liverpool, Lancashire.

Ida Florence Nuttall, 3, born Horwich.

Edith Irene Nuttall, 1, born Horwich.


1911   34, Tovells Road, Ipswich.


Albert was 15 years old, a Law Clerk. He was living with his parents & siblings.

William, 45, a Bill Distributor.

Florence, 42.

Ida, 13.

Edith, 11.

Ronald Nuttall, 3, born Ipswich – died 13th March 1912, of Diphtheria at the Borough Fever Hospital, Foxhall Road, Ipswich.


Albert was educated at California Boys’ School, Spring Road, Ipswich.

In May 1910, Albert successfully passed the shorthand examination of Sir Isaac Pitman and Sons, Ltd., and was awarded an Ipswich Borough Education Committee elementary certificate.


Soldiers’ Effects to William M. Nuttall – father.

Albert is also remembered on the war memorial at St. John the Baptist Church,  Ipswich.


Royal Army Medical Corps, 3rd/1st East Anglian Field Ambulance

The Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC) is part of the British Army providing medical services to all British Army personnel and their families in war and peace. Together with the Royal Army Veterinary Corps, the Royal Army Dental Corps and Queen Alexandra’s Royal Army Nursing Corps, the RAMC forms the British Army’s essential Army Medical Services. In combat, the men followed the troops over the top into no man’s land suffering losses of 743 officers and 6130 soldiers killed, while delivering medical care to wounded exposed to enemy fire.





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