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Mutton, Arthur Roy, enlisted at Winnipeg, Manitoba, formerly of Lucknow, Ontario. Occupation: bank clerk. Military Service: Sergeant, Reg. No. 475410, 4th University Company, PPCLI, machine gun sergeant, Attestation Papers. Diary Reference: “poor little Mutton, who rose up to the rank of machine gun sergeant also was killed,” 5:1 Nov ’17.
Additional Biographical Information:
Sgt. Mutton was from Lucknow, Ontario, and employed as a bank clerk before enlisting in the 4th University Co. in September 1915. He joined the PPCLI in the Ypres Sector in April 1916 and saw action in the Battle of Sanctuary Wood in June 1916. According to Newman, he was “promoted to L/Cpl 4 Aug 1916. General Action: Battle of Flers-Courcelette. General Action: Battle of Ancre Heights. Promoted to Cpl, 21 Dec 1916. Promoted to Acting Sgt 8 April 1917. General Action: 1st Battle of Arras (Vimy Ridge). Confirmed in rank 22 May 1917. Granted 10 days leave from 7 Aug 1917. General Action: 3rd Battle of Ypres (Passchendaele). Killed by shell fire on Meetcheele Ridge as the Bn began its advance on the morning 30 Oct 1917. Age 23.” Newman, With the Patricia’s in Flanders, 235. Photo in Newman, p. 235.
Date of Death: 30 October 1917. See casualty details, Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Memorialised at Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper (Ypres), West Flanders, Belgium. Memorial reference: Panel 10.