100 Years Ago: Memorial Service for Private Morley Rutter

The Intelligencer September 11, 1916 (page 2)

“Memorial Service. At Holloway Street Methodist church in this city, yesterday morning a memorial service was held for the late Pte. Morley Rutter, who was killed in action at the front some weeks ago. A large number were present at the service, which was most impressive.

The pastor, Rev. J.N. Clarry, conducted the service and preached a most appropriate sermon, speaking pathetically and eloquently of the young man who had sacrificed his life for King and country. The choir rendered especial selections for the occasion. The late Pte. Rutter was a member of Holloway street church, and a young man who was esteemed by all who knew him.”

[Note: Private Morley Rutter died on July 25, 1916. He is commemorated on Page 158 of the First World War Book of Remembrance.]