DAVID OUTTENRank: Private
Service Number: 39290. Regiment: 5th Bn. South Wales Borderers
Formerly: 4217, Monmouthshire Regiment Killed In Action Sunday 6th May 1917 Age 27County Memorial Runcorn
Commemorated\Buried VLAMERTINGHE MILITARY CEMETERY
Prior to joining the Army he worked at the United Alkali Companys works.
His death was described in a letter written to his wife from the commanding officer.
"As commanding officer of the company in which your husband served, I very much regret to have to tell you that he was killed in action aboout 10.30am on Sunday, May 6th. I offer you my deepest sympathy over your great loss. I cannot speak to highly of him, he was always readt to do anything and go anywhere. For a time, as you perhaps know, he was one of the companys stretcher bearers. He is a great loss to the company, and is missed by all his individual friends. I know you would like to know that he could have suffered no pain, being killed instantaneously by a shell. He was buried next day in a military cemetery. Again offering you my sincere sympathy".