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Name William Alfred Rutland
Date/Place of Birth 4 Apr 1891 / 70 Prebend St, Islington, Middx
Parents' Names Alfred George Rutland; Annie (nee Rolfe)
Father's Occupation/Location Porter; City of London
Father's Death/Incapacity Pneumonia
Admitted to AO 30 Nov 1900 (Aged 9)
Admission No 5435
Left OWS&AO 19 Dec 1905 (Aged 14)
Occupation/Residence Printer's Assistant; Fitter; Packer
Enlistment Location Mill Hill, Middx
Service/Rank/Number Army; Private; G/12636
Battalion/Regiment 13th Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own
Killed/Death 7 Apr 1917 (Aged 26)
Country/Memorial/Cemetry France; Canadian Cemetery No.2, Neuville-St Vaast
Memorial Reference 5.A.19
Campaign Medals Victory Medal; British War Medal
William Alfred was born to Alfred and Annie Rutland on 4 April 1891 at Islington in Middlesex. His father died in 1895 and William was admitted to the Orphan Working School in November 1900, aged 9. He left School in December 1905, when he was fourteen, and worked as a Printers Assistant, a Fitter and a Packer. William volunteered for military service and enlisted into the Army, at Mill Hill, on 4 December 1915. He was appointed to 13th Battalion, Duke of Cambridge’s Own (Middlesex Regiment) on 29 February 1916 and went to fight on the Western Front, in France. Private Rutland was killed in action on 7 April 1917. His death is commemorated at Canadian Cemetery No.2, Neuville-St. Vaast, near Arras. Nearly 3,000 casualties of the War are remembered on this site, in graves or on Memorials.
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