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Utteridge Albert 



Born Forth Tasmania the son of Thomas and Esther Utteridge (nee Futter) a labourer he embarked Hobart 1st July 1916 on board “HMAT Berrima” with the 40th Infantry Battalion. 

He was killed in action 26th February 1917 in France and is commemorated in the Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery. 

His brother Pte Thomas Henry Utteridge (No 525) died at the Hobart General Hospital from spino cerebro meningitis and was buried in t Forth Methodist Cemetery, Tasmania, Australiahe.  



The Rev. W. T. Baker pastor of the Forth Methodist church was requested by the Commonwealth Department to convey to Mrs Utteridge the sad news that her son Albert had been killed in action in France on Feb. 26. The news brought grief to many hearts for Pte Utteridge was a fine stamp of soldier — brave, kind and unassuming and greatly respected by all who were brought in contact with him. The sorrowful mother is a widow, and a few months back was called to mourn the loss of a younger son, Harry, who died of meningitis contracted while at Claremont Camp. The sympathy of the district goes out to the widow in her sad bereavement



Back row l-r Harry Utteridge, Frank Smith, William Cox, Albert Utteridge, Walter Little Roy Cullen.

Front row Oscar Vertigan, Anthony Flint, Keith Conacher and Keith Smith



 Both photos Courtesy Jim Rouse








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