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Events in History: World War I: Irish - Australia - New Zealand - Great Britain - The United States - Canada

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  • Soldiers From Ireland


    Lieutenant Challoner Francis Trevor Chute, 2nd Battalion RMF, was the son of Francis Blennerhassett Chute, J.P., of Chute Hall, Tralee, Co. Kerry; Ireland, and husband of Maud Emily Hobson of Corbally. Lieutenant C.F.T. Chute was killed in action on Thursday 27 August 1914. He was aged 29 years. He is buried in the ETREUX BRITISH CEMETERY Aisne, France, grave reference II. 6.


    Second Lieutenant Cyril Henry Dudgeon, was the son of Henry Dudgeon and Rosa/Rose Chute Dudgeon, Dublin. In the 1911 Census of Ireland he was employed as an assistant stockbroker. According to the London Gazette he was temporarily named Second Lieutenant on 28 NOV 1914.


    Soldiers From Australia and New Zealand


    Lieutenant Claude Henry Chute, 31st Battalion, Australian Infantry, A.I.F. [Australian Imperial Force], son of Henry George Chute and Fanny Clara Lockyer Chute. Killed in action Wednesday 26 September 1917. Aged 33. His name is commemorated on the YPRES MENIN GATE MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. For more details on his service record, see his Notes.
    Lance Sargeant Eric Cecil Chute, Australian Infantry, A.I.F. [Australian Imperial Force], also the son of Henry George Chute and Fanny Clara Lockyer Chute. Killed in action on Saturday 7 August 1915, aged 26. His name is commemorated on Special Memorial C. 95. LONE PINE CEMETERY, ANZAC Turkey. For more details on his service record, see his Notes.
    2nd Lieutenant John Chute Ellis, son of Thomas Chute Ellis, Sr. and Agnes Williams Ellis, was an Australian descendant of Reverend John Ellis and Elizabeth Lobb of the Vyne Chutes. He was born in Mount Gambier, South Australia and was active in both the Royal Horse Artillery and Royal Field Artillery. He died on 6 JUN 1917 of his wounds in West Flanders (West-Vlaanderen), Belgium and was buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West Flanders, Belgium.


    Soldiers From Great Britain


    Lieutenant Frederick Russell Chute, son of Edward Russell Chute and Mary Nina Chute died on August 14, 1917, at the age of 47. Although British, he was a member of the Canadian Machine Gun Corps, the 17th Motor Machine Gun Coy (Army). He is buried in the Witley (Milford) Cemetery in Surrey (United Kingdom). His grave reference is listed as D. 28. For detailed service record, see Extended Record: Russell

    George Edward Barlow of Wolverhampton, County Staffordshire, Great Britain, the son of Thomas Cornish Barlow, Sr. and Catherine ("Kate") Chute Barlow was killed in action during World War I on 4 NOV 1915 in Loos, Nord, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France. He was buried in Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France.

    Lieutenant Colonel Mervyn Lyde Chute born in Great Moulton, County Norfolk, Great Britain, the son of Edward Russell Chute and Nina Mary Firth Chute served in the Army Service Corps, Royal Engineers from 1914-1919.



    Soldiers From The United States

    From the State of Arizona
    Walter Leslie Chute son of Charles Leslie Chute and Margaret Davidson Chute of Bear River, Nova Scotia, Canada registered for the United States World War I Draft on June 5, 1918 in Miami, Gila County, Arizona.

    From the State of California
    Charles Daniel Chute son of John Winfield Chute and Margaret Frances Feely Chute registered for the World War I Draft on June 5, 1917 in Yuba County, California."
    Emile Gustave Chute, who was born in California although his parentage is unknown at present, registered for the draft in Oakland, Alameda County, California, USA on 12 SEP 1918.
    Arthur Harris ("Harry") Chute, who was born in Massachusetts, registered for the draft in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA on 12 SEP 1918.
    Ernest James Dill, husband of Helen Harris Chute Dill, registered for the draft in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA on 5 JUN 1917.
    Edward Abbott Chute II, son of Arthur Harris Chute and Mabel Augusta Lawrence Chute, born in Massachusetts, registered for military service on 12 SEP 1918, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California. He had also served in World War II.

    From the State of Colorado
    Jesse Arthur/Arthur Jesse Chute, son of Charles Thrombley Chute and Latonia Morea Mercer Chute was born in Maine, and had moved to Kansas and Wyoming before he registered for military service 12 SEP 1918, in Routt County, Colorado, USA.

    From the State of Connecticut
    Willis Leroy Tabor, Sr., husband of Elizabeth H. Chute Tabor, registered for World War I military service in 1917 in New London, New London County, Connecticut, USA.
    Raymond Frank Chute, son of Thomas Joseph Chute and Margaret Creamer Chute, and husband of Elizabeth Calder Chute, registered for World War I military service on 5 JUN 1917 in Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA at age 49.

    From the State of Florida
    Although Chandler Luduska Chute, Sr. was born in Maine, he registered for military service SEP 1918, in Leesburg, Lake County, Florida, USA.

    From the State of Idaho
    Andrew Augustus Chute, son of Martin Luther Chute and Ella Straight Chute spent most of his life either in the State of Wisconsin or the State of Washington, he registered for the World War I draft in the State of Idaho, Bingham County, on 12 SEP 1911.
    Although Pvt Glenn Chute, also a son of Martin Luther Chute and Ella Straight Chute spent most of his life either in the State of Wisconsin or the State of Washington, he registered for the World War I draft in the State of Idaho, Bingham County and subsequently went to war in the United States Army as a Private on 26 JUN 1918. He was released from service on 21 JAN 1919.

    From the State of Illinois
    PFC Russell Earl Chute, son of Frederick Vivian Chute and Catherine Reinwood Chute enlisted in the 6th Engineers in Illinois, on 29 SEP 1920 and was released from military service on 13 JUL 1921.

    From the State of Maine
    Leland Myron Chute served in the U.S. Navy. His military record reads as follows: "Name: Leland M. Chute. Serial Number: 121-36-57. Enl: USN Portland, Dec. 14/17. AS 91 days; Sea 2c 241 days. Served at: NTS Newport RI Feb. 14/18 to Mar. 15/18; USS Antigone Mar. 15/18 to Nov. 11/18. Disch, USS Antigone: Jan. 12, 1919. Roster ~ Navy."
    William Elwin Chute, Sr. enlisted in the military on 26 JUL 1918. His service record reads, " Ind: Bangor, Penobscot Co. No. 2, July 26/18. Pvt; Farrier Nov. 5/18. Org: 151 Dep Brig to Oct. 24/18; VC Cp Lee Va to Nov. 1/18; Vet Evac Sec No. 1 to disch. Overseas: Nov. 15/18 to Sept. 9/19. Hon disch on demob: Sept. 16, 1919."
    Philip Archer Chute served in the United States Naval Reserve Force during World War I. His military record reads as follows: "Enrolled: USNRF Portland, May 7/17. Sea 2c 420 days; QM 3c 133 days; QM 2c. Served at: Rockland Section Me May 24/17 to May 31/17; USS Ackbor May 31/17 to Sept. 21/17; Portland Section Sept. 21/17 to Dec. 31/17; USS Zenda Dec. 3/17 to June 30/18; US Sub Chaser 270 June 30/18 to Nov 11/18. Inactive duty, RS Key West, Fla.: July 29, 1919."
    Reed B. Chute served in the United States Naval Reserve Force during World War I. His military record reads as follows: "Name: Reed Chute Serial Number: 145-33-23 Age: 18 3/12 years Residence: Westbrook Comment: Enrolled: USNRF Portland, Mar. 26/17. Sea 2c. Served at: NTS Portland Me Apr. 6/17 to Apr. 9/17; USS Georgia Apr. 9/17 to Apr. 25/17; USS Southery Oct. 5/17 to Oct. 18/17; RS Boston Oct. 18/17 to Dec. 31/17 Naval prison Navy Yard Portsmouth NH Dec. 31/17 to Apr. 8/18. Disch, Naval Prison Navy Yard, Portsmouth, N. H.: Apr. 8, 1918."
    Walter Delmont Chute registered for military service on June 5, 1917, in Harrison, Maine. Married with two children at the time, it is unknown whether or not he served in the military.
    Dr. James Lemuel Chute, M.D. enrolled in the USNRF Portsmouth, N. H., Apr. 17/17. Sea 188 days; Sea 2c 102 days; CQM 159 days. Served on: USS Topeka Apr. 17/17 to Apr. 26/17; Burnkin Island Mass Apr. 26/17 to Oct. 22/17; Dist Enrolling Office Boston Mass Oct. 22/17 to Feb. 1/18; Naval Aviation Detachment Military Institute of Technology Boston Mass Feb. 1/18 to Apr. 27/18; Naval Air Station Key West Fla Apr. 27/18 to June 9/18; Naval Air Station Miami Fla June 9/18 to July 10/18. Disch, Naval Air Station, Miami, Fla.: July 10, 1918. Aptd: Ensign (prov) July 11/18. Record of Serv: July 11/18 to Naval Air Station Miami Fla; July 11/18; Det Naval Air Station; To Naval Res Flying Corps Washington DC for duty; proceed to Commandant New York NY for passage to France; Upon arrival in Paris France report to US Naval Aviation Forces in France for advanced training in night bombing. Aug. 15/18; Proceed to US Naval Air Station Moutchic-Lacanau, Gironde, for duty. Then to St Inglevert France; Oct. 6/18: Det Northen Bombing Group; to Naval Air Forces, Rome, Italy for training with Caproni Planes Oct. 17/18: Assigned to Naval Aviation Detachment, Malpense Italy. Inactive duty, Chatham, Mass.: Mar. 11, 1919.
    PFC George Andrew/Aloysius Chute registered for military service on 5 JUN 1917 in Portland, but was not inducted into active duty until 1918. His official service record reads: Ind: Portland, LB No. 1, June 24/18. Pvt; Pvt 1st cl Dec. 6/18. Org: 151 Dep Brig to disch. Overseas service: None. Hon disch on demob: Jan. 22, 1919.
    Lyman Addison Chute registered for military service on 12 SEP 1919 in Stoneham, Oxford County, Maine, USA.
    Herbert Edward Chute registered for military service on 12 SEP 1918 in Westbrook, Cumberland County, Maine, USA.
    Seth Colby Chute registered for military service on 12 SEP 1918 in Washington County, Maine, USA.
    Charles Sumner Chute registered for military service on 12 SEP 1918 in Cumberland County, Maine, USA.

    From the State of Massachusetts
    Alfred Leroy Chute registered with the Malden, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Draft Board 21 on 12SEP1918.
    Carey Holden Chute registered with the Dorchester, Massachusetts Draft Board 21 on 12SEP1918. It is unlikely that he was selected to serve in the military as the registrar noted that he had sustained the "loss of right eye".
    Emdon Burtal Cornwell, the son of James W. Cornwell and Jessie Elizabeth Chute, also registered with the Dorchester, Massachusetts Draft Board 21 on 5 JUN 1917. He later registered for the draft for World War II, in Arlington, VA at the age of 51.
    Leroy Garfield Chute registered with the Lynn, Massachusetts Draft Board 3 on 12SEP1918. It is unlikely that he was selected to serve in the military as the registrar noted that he was an invalid, having been on crutches for three years.
    Ralph Barron Chute registered with the Somerville, Massachusetts Draft Board 3 on 5JUN1917.
    Russ Morell Chute registered with the Massachusetts Draft Board #3, in Cambridge, also on 12SEP1918.
    Coincidentally, Harry Hollis Chute also registered with the Massachusetts Draft Board (#31, in his case, in Belmont) on 12SEP1918. As he was married and the father of a child, his service record, if any, is unknown.
    Rainsford Kinney Chute, born in Nova Scotia, Canada, emigrated to the United States between 1898 and 1900, of Everett, Middlesex County, Massachusetts registered on 12 SEP 1918.
    William Prior Chute, Jr. of 7 Charles Street, Woburn registered with the Massachusetts Draft Board #29 on 5 JUN 1917. It is unlikely that he was selected to serve in the military as the registrar noted that he was missing two toes, one on each foot, at the time of his registration. His occupation was listed as "Office Manager, bookkeeper, for the E. W. Harrington Company".
    Reuben Nathaniel Beaver, husband of Lena Saville Chute registered with the Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts draft board on 12 SEP 1918.
    Edmund Cromwell Chute, son of James William Chute and Ellen Banks Chute, registered with the Gardner, Worcester County, Massachusetts draft board #13 on 12 SEP 1918, at age 43.
    Eugenie Josephine Chute, daughter of Vorus Franklin Chute and Ella Dora Beveridge of Nova Scotia, enlisted in the U.S. Army Nurse Corps on 9 NOV 1918 in Boston, and was released from active duty on 2 JUL 1919. She petitioned for citizenship in Boston, at the completion of her military service, in 1921.
    Isaiah Milberry Chute, son of Oliver Chute and Mary E. Milberry of Nova Scotia, registered for World War I military service on 12 SEP 1918 in Peabody, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA.
    Sgt Clinton Weston Chute, son of John Burbank Chute and Mercy Jackson Chute was born and raised in Maine, but enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in Boston, Massachusetts on 8 NOV 1913, prior to the start of World War I. His service record reflects service both prior to and during World War I: "Enl: USMC Boston, Mass., Nov. 8/13. Reapp't Cpl Nov. 8/13; Sgt Jan. 25/17. Org: Portsmouth NH Nov. 8/13; New York NY Apr. 26/14; San Juan de Ulloa Mex June 2/14; Quantanamo Cuba July 19/14; Portsmouth NH Dec. 24/14; USS Washington Jan. 8/15; Haiti July 28/15; Norfolk Va Feb. 5/16; Portsmouth NH Aug. 20/17; Portsmouth NH to date Sept. 14/20. Continued in service."
    Francis George ("Frank") Murray, husband of Margaret Perkins Chute Murray, registered for World War I military service on 5 JUN 1917 in Dorchester, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA.
    George Francis Chute, son of Thomas Theodore Chute, Sr. and Mayetta Hill Chute, registered for World War I military service on 1 JUN 1917 in Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA.
    John Herbert Chute, son of Edward Ervin Chute and Anna Long Chute, registered for World War I military service on 12 SEP 1918 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA.
    Otis St. Clair Chute, son of William St. Clair and Emma Ward Chute, registered for World War I military service on 12 SEP 1918 in Woburn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA.

    From the State of Maryland
    Paul Andrew Kimmelshue Sr., husband of Thressa or Theresa C. Chute Kimmelshue, enlisted in Baltimore County on 9 APR 1917 as a Private. Pvt 1c 11/18/17; Co H 5 Md. Inf; Co H 115 Inf 10/1/17; Co I 49 Inf 7/13/18, Hon Disch 2/24/19, Overseas 7/18/18 to 1/21/19. He and his wife are both interred in the Baltimore National Cemetery.

    From the State of Michigan
    George Noble Chute, son of Joseph Homer Chute and Margaret Wray Chute registered for the draft on 12 SEP 1918 while living in Detroit, Michigan, working as a machinist for the Ford Motor Company. Family history has his twin brother Francis (Frank) also in Detroit at the time, although both brothers originated in Massachusetts.

    From the State of Minnesota
    Stanley Earl Chute, son of Arthur Wellington Chute and Alice Sophronia Miner Chute, born in Hanska, Brown County, Minnesota, USA, enlisted in the United States Army on 14 JUN 1917, served as a Sargeant, and was released from service on 27 JUN 1919, exact assignment unknown.
    Alvin Wellington Chute, son of Arthur Wellington Chute and Alice Sophronia Miner Chute, born in Brown County, Minnesota, USA, enlisted in the United States Army on 5 JUN 1917, exact assignment unknown.
    Charles Arthur Chute, Sr., son of Arthur Wellington Chute and Alice Sophronia Miner Chute, born in Brown County, Minnesota, USA, enlisted in the United States Army in 1917, exact assignment unknown.
    Roy Edson/Edison Chute, son of Arthur Wellington Chute and Alice Sophronia Miner Chute, born in Brown County, Minnesota, USA, registered for the draft on 6 JUN 1917, at the age of 29. He had already served for four years in the United States Marine Corps, from 1911-1915.
    Wallace Samuel Chute, son of Samuel Sharp Chute and Sophie Christine Paulsen Chute, born in Stearns County, Minnesota, enlisted in the U.S. Army on 23 MAY 1917. He was killed in France on 6 DEC 1918. He was returned to the United States and was buried in North Star Cemetery, Saint Cloud, Stearns County, Minnesota.
    Gilbert Harris Chute, son of Sabra or Sabria May Chute, registered for the draft on 5 JUN 1917, in Johnson County, Wyoming, USA, although he was a resident of Minnesota.

    From the State of Mississippi
    Alma Eldredge Chute, occupied as a mill foreman, registered for the World War I military draft on 12 SEP 1918 in Rankin County, Mississippi, although he identified himself as "Almer E. Chute" at the time. As he was married and the father of six children, it is unknown, although unlikely, that he was called upon to serve.

    From the State of Montana
    Ernest ("Ernie") Willard Hudson, husband of Hattie Gly Chute Hudson, registered for the World War I military draft on 12 SEP 1918 in Stillwater County, Montana, USA, two months after his marriage.

    From the State of New Jersey
    Burton Alden Chute, son of J. Richardson Chute and Frances ("Fanny") Maria Cogswell Chute, employed as a bookkeeper for the Jersey City Ladder Company, registered for the World War I military draft on 12 SEP 1918 in Jersey City, New Jersey.

    From the State of New York
    Andrew Matthew Chute, employed as a baggage handler for the New York Central Railroad in Buffalo, registered for the World War I military draft on 12 SEP 1918 in Buffalo, Erie County, New York.
    Gordon Lockard Chute, Service #121-36-50, son of Owen Lockard Chute and Theresa Wells Chute, enlisted in the U.S. Navy on 15 FEB 1918, reported for duty on 1 MAR 1918 at the Pelham Bay Park Naval Training Station, Pelham Bay Park, New York. He was assigned to the U.S.S. Leviathan as a Mess Attendant, 3rd Class.
    Walter Francis Chute, son of John Francis Chute and May F. Greene Chute, registered for military service in World War I on 5 JUN 1917 in Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, USA.
    Henry Leo Augustus Chute, son of William Chute and Clara Miller Chute, registered for military service in World War I on 12 SEP 1918 in Bronx, New York, USA.

    From the State of Ohio
    Clarence Virgil Chute, son of Eli Chute and Mary C. England Chute, enlisted in the United States Army on 17 MAY 1918. His service record reads, "62 Engineers to --; 62 Regiment TC to 11 Dec 1918; 86 Co TC to Discharge Private American Expeditionary Forces 14 Feb 1918 to 27 June 1919. Honorable discharge 5 July 1919."
    Edgar Bushnell Chute, son of Lane Chute and Dora Belle Colborn Chute, registered for U.S. military service on 5 JUN 1917 in Upper Sandusky, Wyandot County, Ohio, USA.
    Robert Curran Chute, Sr., son of Frank Sylvester Chute and Mary E. Curran Chute, registered for U.S. military service on 5 JUN 1917 in Hocking County, Ohio, USA.
    Burley Miles Chute, son of Lane Chute and Dora Belle Colborn Chute, registered for U.S. military service on 5 JUN 1917 in Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, USA.

    From the State of Oregon
    John Elmer Lamb, husband of Mary Elizabeth Chute Lamb, enlisted in the United States Army on 19 MAY 1917, with the rank of Corporal, and was released at the close of the war on 14 MAR 1919.
    George Greenleaf Chute, husband of Zoa M. Gates Chute, registered for military service in Portland, Oregon on 12 SEP 1918.

    From the State of Pennsylvania
    Patrick E. Chute also registered for the World War I military draft on 12 SEP 1918 in Lincoln, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA. His son Bert registered on the 10th of September in the same location.

    From the State of Rhode Island
    Joseph Benedict Chute, son of Thomas Chute and Elizabeth Hoey Chute registered for the World War I military draft on 5 JUN 1917 in Pawtucket, Providence, Rhode Island, USA.

    From the State of Washington
    Freeman Guy Chute, son of Arthur William Chute and Catharine Sponemburg Chute, registered for the World War I military draft in Bellingham, Whatcom County, Washington.


    Soldiers From Canada

    Pvt. Lawrence George Watt, husband of Annie Mabelle Chute: Enlisted with the 82nd Battn. (Replacment) but served with the 2nd Canadian Mounted Rifles (2nd CMR) C.E.F. During the First World War of 1914-18. He enlisted at Calgary Alberta on Nov. 30th 1915 at age 25. He listed his occupation as "Rancher" He served as the Company Signal man. Some time after his war service he moved out west to British Columbia where on Sept. 9th 1964 he died at age 74 and was buried in the Old Murrayville Cemetery.

    Arthur Hunt Chute enlisted in August, 1914, in the First Canadian Contingent, and served later as a captain in the 17th Nova Scotia Highlanders, in the Canadian field artillery. He later wrote a book about his experiences. See Notes.

    Colin Douglas Chute, son of Colin C. Chute and Christy Chute, of Middle Stewiacke, enlisted in the West Nova Scotia Regiment, R.C.I.C., Service Number F/57998. He died October 14, 1945, and is buried in the Middle Stewiacke General Cemetery.

    Elmus Arthur Chute, son of James Albert and Rachel McConnell Chute of Ontario, enlisted in the 181st Batallion on the 7th Day of December 1916 at the age of 18. For further information, see his Extended Service Record.

    Herbert Chipman Cornwell, son of James W. Cornwell and Jessie Elizabeth Chute Cornwell, of Digby, Nova Scotia, enlisted in the West Nova Scotia Regiment. He was killed in France and is buried there. See his Extended Service Record).

    Harold Samuel Chute, in uniform, ~1915
    Harold Samuel Chute, son of William Chute and Charlotte Pugsley Chute, enlisted in the 83rd Overseas Battalion of the Canadian Overseas Expeditionary Force on 16 AUG 1915. Attestation form Number 171727. Further details of his service record is unknown, although the 83rd participated in some of the most grueling battles after his enlistment date and before his marriage date of 3 JUL 1918: Local Operations, 1916. (Previous to the Allied Offensive); Mount Sorrel 2-13 June 1916; Operations on the Somme 1 Jul 18 Nov. 1916); Somme, 1916 1 July 18 November 1916; Pozieres Ridge 23 July 3 September 1916; Flers-Courcelette 15-22 September 1916; Ancre Heights 1 October 11 November 1916; The Arras Offensive (9 April 15 May, 1917 Arras, 1917 9 April 4 May 1917; Vimy, 1917 9-14 April 1917; Arleux 28-29 April 1917; Scarpe, 1917 3-4 May 1917; Hill 70 15-25 August 1917; The Flanders Offensive (7 June 10 November, 1917); Ypres, 1917 31 July 10 Nov. 1917; Passchendaele 12 October 1917 and/or 26 October 10 November 1917.

    Sergeant Herbert Alvin Murray Chute, son of Henry Chute and Martha Hagan Chute, and husband of Althea S. Bethel Chute of Lockeport, Nova Scotia, Canada, Service Number: 282507, died on September 27, 1918 at the age of 38. He is buried in the Quarry Wood Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Grave Reference: III. B. 36. He was a Sergeant in the Canadian Infantry (Nova Scotia Regiment), in the 85th Bn. Division. For his extended service record, see Herbert Alvin Murray Chute: Extended Record.

    Russel Dewey Chute, son of Emery Chute and Lydia Berdan Chute, enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF), for World War I on 8 JAN 1916 in Elgin County, Ontario Province, Canada, at the age of sixteen. He apparently lied about his age, pretending to be eighteen, in order to enlist, and nothing further is known about his service record.

    William Albert Chute II, son of Frank Augustus Chute and Agnes Cameron Chute, enlisted in Company A, 28th Battalion, for World War I in 1914 in Canada. Awarded numerous war medals and a prisoner of war of the German forces, more details abouut his service can be found in his Extended Service Record.

    Harold Raymond Chute, Service #1081146, who we believe to be the son of Edward Raymond Chute and Annie Frazer Chute, served as a sapper in the Canadian Railway Troops during World War I. A "sapper" performs a variety of military engineering duties such as breaching, demolitions, bridge-building, laying or clearing minefields, field defenses as well as building, road and airfield construction and repair. They are also trained to serve as infantry personnel in defensive and offensive operations. He was killed in Surrey, Great Britain on 6 DEC 1918, at the age of 24, and is buried in Plot # III. I. 12, Brookwood Military Cemetery, in Surrey.

    Dr. Frank Foster Chute, M.D., Regt No. 522077, son of James Perry Chute and Fidelia Foster, enlisted in the Canadian military for World War I on 9 NOV 1919.




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