Bank: Parr’s Bank
Place of work: London Bartholomew Lane office
Died: 9 October 1918
Edward James Cutting, known to his colleagues as Teddy, was born in Suffolk in 1883, the son of William Cutting, a farmer, and his wife Elizabeth Ann. In about 1903 he went to work for Parr's Bank, and by 1914 he was a clerk at the bank's London Bartholomew Lane office. He was also a member of the bank's staff sports club.
On the outbreak of war in 1914 Cutting tried to volunteer for several different regiments, but was rejected on each occasion due to a knee injury. He eventually succeeded in joining the Army Service Corps in 1915, and was on active service from August that year. In March 1918 he was commissioned into the Royal Berkshire Regiment. Second Lieutenant Cutting, attached to the Northamptonshire Regiment, was killed in action in France on 9 October 1918. He was 35 years old.