Scutt, Ernest (Born 1878)

Ernest Scutt was born in Sussex, England, residing in Herne Bay of Kent when war broke out. British Army service records 1914-1920 note he was with the Royal Garrison Artillery in 1915 (service number 175052) and the following year in the Royal Field Artillery (service number 209855). This made him 37 and 38 in 1915 and 1916.

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Gunner E Scutt of the Royal Artillery photographed some of the aftermath of the Great War in Ypres after the Battle of the Somme. These he sent home after the armistace and they were donated to the R.A. Museum in Woolwich, London. Digital copies were prepared and donated to Tauranga City Libraries by R. Ian Neal (great nephew) in May of 2015. They include Ypres Cathedral, battle fields, Bailuel Church, La Bassee, Mirville Church and Ypres Square.

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