Major Sidney John Cuthbert
Service Number 65937
World War 2
KIA Aged 30
Buried at Hottot-Les-Bagues War Cemetery, France. VIII, A, 1
Cuthbert died when his tank was hit at point blank range by a German Panther tank mounted with an 88 mm gun. The blast penetrated the heaviest frontal armour and blew the turret, in which Cuthbert was, clear off. The battalion history lamented his passing: "The loss of Major Cuthbert was an especially heavy blow; he had been one of the chief innovators in the realm of infantry and tank co-operation, and his energy knew no bounds."
Son of Capt. James Harold Cuthbert, D.S.O., Scots Guards (killed in France, 27th September, 1915), and of Kathleen Alice Cuthbert, of Chelmsford, Essex. His brother Gerald Ivo Cuthbert also fell
|Country||Location||Name of Memorial||Campaign||Names||Date(s)|
|France||Les Loges, Normandy, France||Memorial to 3rd Tank Battalion Scots Guards in Les Loges, Normandy, France||World War 2
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