9th Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince Of Wales) (British Army)
Date Of Birth:
22/08/1915 (Killed in Action)
Algernon Cuthell was the only son of Thomas George Cuthell and Edith Eileen Cuthell. He was born in Biggleswade, Sandy, Bedford, England on 24th June 1879. He went to Oxford Military College and Sandhurst. He was gazetted 2nd Lieutenant to the West Yorkshire Regiment in 1899 and served in in the South African War. The regiment were stationed in Belfast when he married Rhona Adair. Major Algernon Cuthell was killed in action at Gallipoli on 22nd August 1915 while directing his men in the attack against the Turkish trenches on the lower slopes of Green Hill.
The Anzac and Suvla cemeteries are first signposted from the left hand junction of the Eceabat- Bigali Road. From this junction travel into the main Anzac area. Follow the road to Helles, opposite the Kabatepe Museum, at 14.2 kms. take a right turn at the 'T' junction and at 14.3 kms. take the left fork. After a total of 22.8 kms, take a right turn to the memorial along a rough track 500m long. The Helles Memorial stands on the tip of the Gallipoli Peninsula. It takes the form of an obelisk over 30 metres high that can be seen by ships passing through the Dardanelles.