LEST WE FORGET

Lieutenant George Robin CUTTLE MC

From Australia serving in the Royal Air Force

Service No: Not Assigned
Unit: “C” Flight No. 49 Squadron RAF and 50th Battery Royal Field Artillery
Awarded the Military Cross (MC)
Died: Air Operations, Caix, France, 9 May 1918, Aged 22 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Herbert Edwin and Margaret Ann Cuttle, of Ultima, Victoria, Australia. Gazetted July, 1916. Awarded M.C. in engagement at Butte de Warlencourt (Somme), November 1916. Attached to Royal Scots (9th Div) in the Battle of Arras, 1917, and assisted in working captured enemy guns
Remembered: Arras Flying Services Memorial, Pas de Calais, France
Remembered: Commemorative Roll, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

The town of Robinvale (Robin Vale), Victoria, is named in his memory.

During a bombing raid to Perrone, France, on 9 May 1918, Lieutenant Cuttle (Observer) and Lieutenant George Arthur Leckie RAF (Pilot) (from Vancouver, Canada), flying DH9 aircraft C6094, were killed in aerial combat over Caix. The aircraft was last seen gliding down under control east of Bray.

References:

Australian War Memorial Commemorative Roll On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
National Archives UK RAF Casualty Book AIR 1/969 page 246, 68114
Robinvale-Euston Visitor Centre Website

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