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Private George Albert Souter

44287 1st Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers

Son of Mr John (dec'd) & Mrs Emma Souter

Aged 34 years

Died 27th September 1918

Commemorated on the Vis-en-Artois Memorial
Panel 3

Born at Cambridge.

Rushden Echo, November 15th, 1918, transcribed by Greville Watson

Rushden’s Casualty List - Pte. George Albert Souter

Mrs John Souter, of 31, Little-street, Rushden, is in much anxiety of mind concerning her third son, 44287 Pte. George Albert Souter, Northumberland Fusiliers, aged 34, who is officially reported as “missing” from his regiment as from September 27th. The missing soldier’s brother, Mr Ernest Souter, of Higham Ferrers, wrote to the platoon commander, making inquiries, and in reply the officer said that the battalion made a bold push, and he feared that Pte. Souter was killed. Pte. Souter joined the Colours two years ago last June, and went to France in the following October. Up to the day on which he was reported missing he had got through without injury. Up to the time of enlistment he was employed by Mr Robert Marriott, builder, Rushden.

Pte. G A SouterKettering Leader, 22nd November 1918, transcribed by John Collins.

Pals Die Together - Rushden Fusilier Killed

Pte. Geo. Albert Souter, Northumberland Fusiliers, son of Mrs. Souter, of 31, Little-street, Rushden, was officially reported as missing on September 27th. the following letter has been received by the soldier’s brother:- “From information received I regret to say that your brother was killed in action about the time you state. There are no particulars available, as his pals died with him as we bravely made the push against the enemy. – Yours, T. A. C. Holmes, Second-Lieut.” Pte. Souter, who was 34 years of age, enlisted in June 1916, and went to France in October of the same year. He was employed by Mr. R. Marriott, builder, Rushden, before the war.

The Rushden Echo Friday 21 November 1919, transcribed by Nicky Bates

Soldier's Death - Mrs Souter, of 31 Little-street, Rushden has received an official intimation from the No 1 infantry Record Office that her son 44287, Pte Albert Souter, 1st Northumberland Fusiliers, who has been missing since September 27th, 1918, is now presumed by the Army Council to have been killed on or since that date. Before joining the Forces in 1916, the deceased worked for Mr R Marriott, as a bricklayer, was well known and much respected by all with whom he came into contact for his geniality and kind disposition. He had one leave - early in 1918.

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