Dalton-le-Dale History Society DLI Regiment

Private Lowes N Rutter.

Reg 19/722
19th Battalion
Durham Light Infantry

Died July 19th 1916. Aged 25yrs
Remembered with Honour at
Thiepval Memorial
St Andrews Church, Dalton-le- Dale
Murton Cenotaph

Born in the Civil Parish of East Murton and Ecclesiastical Parish of St Andrew in 1891. The Census shows that the family resided at 69 Silver Street, Murton Colliery.

By 1911 Lowes aged 20 a single man, lived with his Father George and his Mother Annie together with four sisters and one brother in 55 Albion Street, Murton Colliery.

He was employed at Murton Colliery in the Electric Lamp Cabin

The 19th (2nd County) Battalion, Durham Light Infantry was raised in Durham on the 13th of January 1915 by the Durham Parliamentary Recruiting Committee as a Bantam Battalion, with troops who were under the normal regulation minimum height of 5feet 3inches. After receiving initial training they proceeded to France landing at Le Harve on the 1st of February 1916. It is recorded in Ivan Way’s book ‘Our Village’ that John Henry is not remembered on the brass plaque sited within St Andrews Church.

They saw action during the Battles of the Somme at Bazentin Bridge. July 14-17 1916.

The Thiepval Memorial bears the names of more than 72,000 officers and men of the United Kingdom.

Lowes Noble Rutter was awarded the Victory Medal and British Star