Thomas Arthur Nutcombe (1898-1918), Second Lieutenant in the 101st Squadron, Royal Air Force, and East Lancashire Regiment, died of accidental injuries at the Somme, in northern France, on 2 August 1918, aged 20. His body is buried with a Commonwealth War Grave Commission headstone in the Crouy British Cemetery Crouy-sur-Somme (IV. E. 6), and his death is memorialized in this family grave along with his parents and his a sister.

Cambridge Independent Press 23/2/1917. Cadet Nutcombe took part in the 6th Popular Concert Party at the Guildhall.
Cambridge Independent Press 23/2/1917. Cadet Nutcombe took part in the 6th Popular Concert Party at the Guildhall.
Cambridge Independent Press 30/8/1918
Cambridge Independent Press 30/8/1918

Thomas Arthur Nutcombe was the son of Thomas Henry and Mary Anne Nutcombe of Cambridge. He was born in Cardiff on 21 April 1898. By 1911 the family had moved to Cambridge, where they lived at 24 Beche Road.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nutcombe grave
Nutcombe monument

 

 

Lat Lon : 52.201904, 0.13811067 – click here for location

Parish : Holy Trinity

See family grave page for more information

 

 

 

Sources:
War Graves Photographic Project

1901 and 1911 census, Cambridge Independent Press 23/2/1917, 16/8/1918, and 30/8/1918

By Ian Bent and Jo Costin

Thomas Arthur Nutcombe