Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch  
   Major Algernon Hubert Cuthell
Save as PDF
Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 01/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 9th Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince Of Wales) (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 24/06/1879
Died: 22/08/1915 (Killed in Action)
Age: 36
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.
Read more on Major Algernon Hubert Cuthell
 Algernon Hubert Cuthell
Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Helles Memorial
  Cape Helles, Gallipoli, 
Grave Ref: Panel 47-51
CWGC Casualty 694850
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.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Cookstown Cenotaph WWI - East Panel 2018 Cookstown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 83
References and Links
No Link Reference Map Doc
1 Facebook - Masterworks Golf Details of Rhona Adair including photo
2 Frensham Village Churches Algernon Hubert Cuthell named here
3 Guide to Ulster 1925 Mentions Killymoon Golf Club and Rhona Adair
4 History Hub Ulster Responsible for much of the research regarding Algernon Cuthell
5 Irish Life - Our Heroes Brief details including photo
6 Brief family detaIls
7 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
8 Rhona Adair Image of Rhona Adair
9 Shortfield Congregational Church War Memorial Algernon Hubert Cuthell named on this memorial (photo of memorial)
10 The Gazette 21 Nov 1914 Captains to be temporary Majors
11 Wetherby War Memorial Evacuation Of The 9th (Service) Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment
12 Wikipedia Wikipedia entry for Rhona Adair
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023