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5251   Private George Lutton
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 07/08/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 6th Battalion, Royal Munster Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 06/09/1888
Died: 10/10/1918 (Died at Sea)
Age: 30
George Lutton was the son of George and Eliza Lutton. He was born on the Armagh side of the River Blackwater, near Moy, on 6th September 1888. Hi mother died when he was seven. George and the family lived in Canary, Tullyroan, County Armagh. George Lutton volunteered at the outbreak of war, joining the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers and was transferred to the Royal Munster Fusiliers. Private Lutton had been invalided home in September 1918. He was returning to England on the R.M.S. Leinster. Just a month before the war ended, on 10th October 1918, the ship was torpedoed and sank. Private George Lutton is buried in Kirk Patrick (Holy Trinity) Churchyard on the Isle of Man.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Kirk Patrick Holy Trinity Churchyard
  Peel  31
Grave Ref: Grave 9M
CWGC Casualty 3067066
There are 33 Commonwealth burials of the 1914-18 war here, 1 being an unidentified sailor of the Royal Navy. There is 1 more burial from the 1939-45 war. In addition there are 7 Turkish intered civilian burials and 2 German war burials here.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Moy War Memorial - WWI Moy
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Armagh Dead in the Great War 101
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Lutton family Lists George as age 11 living with the family at house 15 in Canary, Tullyroan, Armagh
2 1911 Census lists Lutton family Does not list George as living with the family at house 34 in Canary, Tullyroan, Armagh
3 Able Seaman James Hughes Able Seaman Hughes, also from Moy, perished on board RMS Leinster
4 Civilian Eileen Campbell Also died on RMS Leinster
5 Cookstown War Dead Information on Lieutenant George Richard Colin Campbell
6 Death in the Irish Sea (book) The circumstances relating to Ireland's greatest maritime disaster
7 Photo of Private George Lutton's headstone
8 National Archives of Ireland Last Will and Testament of Private George Lutton
9 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
10 Official site of the R.M.S. Leinster Full details of the sinking and commemorations
11 RMS Leinster George Lutton was on board RMS Leinster
12 RMS Leinster website Photo of Private George Lutton and his sister
13 Torpedoed!: the R.M.S. Leinster disaster (book) Book available from Amazon
14 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of George Lutton's headstone can be purchased here.
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