Diamond War Memorial Project

Corporal Edward Nutter

1st Leinster Regiment/5th Royal Irish Rifles. Regimental Number 20396
Born: ---- Died: 1918-10-25 Aged: -- Enlisted: ------

Interred in Ramleh War Cemetery, Israel. Name recorded on St Augustine’s Church (Church of Ireland), Londonderry, First World War Memorial. Name also commemorated on the Diamond War Memorial.

Son of Thomas Nutter, 37, Fountain Street, Londonderry. Brother of William Nelson Nutter, who served in the Great War with the 10th Inniskillings.

Edward Nutter died at Alexandria, Egypt, of malaria fever. His father, Mr Thomas Nutter, was employed, for a period of more than fifty-eight years, in the paper-ruling department of the Londonderry Sentinel. He served his apprenticeship with Messrs. R. Carswell and Company, Belfast, and came to the Londonderry Sentinel printing works when he was twenty-four years of age. With another employee of the Londonderry Sentinel, Mr Robert Hunter, who later emigrated to Canada, Thomas Nutter formed the Londonderry Branch of the National Union of Bookbinders and Machine Rulers, becoming the hon. Secretary, a post he held up till about three years before his death, when, on account of failing health, he resigned.
In his early days Thomas Nutter took an active part in sport, especially cricket. He was connected with the St Columb’s Court eleven throughout the ten years of its existence in the 1880s and 1890s, and was recognised as a skilled bowler.
Thomas Nutter died on Monday, June 13, 1932, and was buried in Glendermott Cemetery. He was over eighty. His wife predeceased him by about six years.
Agnes, Katie, Sarah, Nellie, Jennie, Martha, Thomas, and Edward Nutter, 37, Fountain Street, signed the Ulster Solemn League and Covenant (September 1912) pledging resistance to Home Rule for Ireland.