Another supreme sacrifice

Posted on February 24, 2015 at 7:00 PM

It might be considered inevitable that after we unveil a memorial to the club's war dead we should find another. This is not through want of dilligence in our research, but rather because new research tools are coming online all the time, and these were but dreams of ours when we started this madness, thirty years ago.

So it is that a random search discovered the story of one Albert Nuttall, gentlemens' outfitter and former Chesterfield Town director, who closed his business down and joined up to fight the Kaiser in the Great War.

The clipping below is not quite his obituary, but was published after he was posted missing. Within a week or two news was received of his death, on July 31st, 1917, in that year's "great push." With no known grave, Albert Nuttall is commemorated on the Menin Gate, at Ypres.

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