TUTTIETT Laurence William

Category: Military
Rank: Captain
Regiment or Ship: 12th Bn Royal Sussex Regiment
Occupation: British South African Police (Rhodesia)
Date of Birth: 03.06. 1891
Place of Birth: Westley, Cambridgeshire
Date of Death: 03.09.1916
Place of Death: Hammel, Somme Place of Burial / Memorials:

1) Thiepval Memorial, France.

2) Lancing College.

3) Bexhill Town Memorial.

4) Peace Memorial.

5) St. Peter’s Church Memorial.

6) St. Stephen’s Church Memorial.

Address: Avenue House, Wilton Road, Bexhill

Photos and newspaper articles

Family Information

Spouse:  Frances Alice nee Clarkson. Married April 1915.

Children:  Laurence Anthony Tulliett, born. 03.03.1916.

Parents:-   Laurence Rayner Tuttiett, b. 1855 Norton, Staffs., d. 26.11.1939, and Jessie Tuttiett (nee Champion), b. 04.10.1859 Edale, Derbyshire, d. 21.08.1923, Bexhill.


Helen Tulliett, b. 1885, d. 05.01.1964 Hailsham district.

Margaret Elizabeth Tulliett, b. 1889, Edale, Derbyshire, d. 13.08.1970, Bexhill.

Helen and Margaret are buried in the family grave in Bexhill Cemetery.

Laurence Anthony Tulliett, b. 03.03.1916.  Laurence married Joan and they had a daughter, Lorienne M, born 24.05.55.

1940 RNVR

Family was on the ship’s passenger list CORINTHIC bound for New Zealand 16th July 1959 intending to settle in Australia. Address 52, Wayside Avenue, Hornchurch, Essex.   Occupation Electrical Engineer.

Father: Rev. Laurence Rayner Tulliett, Hon. Chaplain, Bexhill  VTC.

First World War Experience

Laurence served in the Army.  His Medal Record Card shows that he received the War Medal and the Victory Medal, but does not appear to show a 15 star.  It is not sure why this was so as he was commissioned as Lieutenant in December 1914 and was promoted to Captain and Company Commander in August 1915.  It seems surprising that he had not seen action in France by the end of 1915?

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