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SUTTON - Roll of Honour

World War 1 and 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © 2000 Dave Edwards & Cliff Brown & Phil Curme

The Sutton War Memorial is in St Andrew Churchyard. Supplementary information has been extracted from the CWGC records where possible.

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Nearby is the grave of Private A.G. MEEKS
201502. 1st/4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment
who died on 16th November 1917.

Photographs copyright © Phil Curme - 2000

In grateful memory
of the men of this village
who laid down their lives
for their country in the
Great Wars
1914-1918, 1939-1945
Their name liveth for evermore.

1914 - 1918

Pte. John William [William John] CONSTABLE

Private, 30205, 2nd Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment, killed in action on 27th May 1918. Born Stratham, Norfolk, enlisted King's Lynn, resident of Sutton. Formerly 27449, Norfolk Regiment. Commemorated: Soissons Memorial, Aisne, France.

Pte. Charles CLARK[E]

1st Bt. Suffolk Reg, who died 25/5/1915 age 48, buried: NKG. Husband of M. M. Clarke, of Steward's Lane, Sutton, Ely, Cambs.

Pte. Herbert (John) CLARK

5th Bt. Royal Scots, d 28/4/1915, age 26, buried: NKG. Son of Annie Kate Clark, of 13, Alms Houses, St. Mary's St., Ely, Cambs, and the late Joseph Clark.

Pte. John Ibbott CATTELL

4th Bt. North Staffordshire Reg. who died 20/10/1918 age 32. Buried: NKG. Son of Mr. and Mrs. G. Cattell, of Sutton, Isle of Ely; husband of Mrs. F. Cattell, of 21, Canterbury, St., Cambridge.

Pte. George CROXON

15th Bt. Suffolk Reg. who died 27/4/1917. Buried: Deir El Belah War Cemetery, Israel

Pte. John Brand CLAY

15th Bt. Suffolk Reg. who died 12/8/1917. Buried: Deir El Belah War Cemetery, Israel

Sgt. Charles CHARTER

1st/1st Bt. Cambridgeshire Reg. who died 18/9/1918. Buried: Doingt Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France. Son of Mr. R. Charter, of Station Rd., Sutton, Ely.

Pte. Charles Joseph Henry DARBY

7th Bt. Somerset Light Infantry who died 27/8/1918 age 20. Buried: La Targette British Cemetery, Neuville-St Vaast, Pas de Calais, France. Son of Mr. J. C. and Mrs. M. E. Darby, of "The Chestnuts," Sutton, Cambs.

Pte. George Amos DEWEY

71st Coy. Machine Gun Corps (Inf.), wounded 15/9/1917, died of wounds 16/10/1917 age 23. Buried: Sutton churchyard. Son of James H. and Mary Martha Dewey, of Windmill Lane, Sutton, Ely.

Pte. Ernest W. FULCHER

21st Bt. Middlesex Reg, who died 25/3/1918. Buried: NKG

Pte. Herbert GIDDENS

2nd Bt. Suffolk Reg, who died 16/1/1915. Buried: NKG. Lived at Field Gate, Sutton.

Pte. Bertram Herbert GIMBERT

2nd Bt. Suffolk Reg. who died 26/8/1914. Buried: NKG

Pte. Ernest Albert GIMBERT

7th Bt. Suffolk Reg. who died 1/10/1915 age 20. Buried: NKG. Son of the late Frederick and Harriet Gimbert, Station Rd, Sutton. (Brother of Arthur.)

Pte. George William GURRY

1st/1st Bt. Cambridgeshire Reg. who died of heart failure, 18/11/1918. Lived High St, Sutton. Buried: Tournai Communal Cemetery Allied Extension, Tournai, Hainaut, Belgium

L/Cpl Walter William HENSBY

12th Bt. Suffolk Reg. who missing 25/3/1918. Buried: NKG. See also Mepal. Son of Mr & Mrs W Hensby, Wickham Road, Sutton.

Pte. Vivian HADDER

1st Bt. Bedfordshire Reg. who died 27/7/1916. Buried: NKG

Pte. Mander HADDER

5th Bt. Northamptonshire Reg., who died 12/5/1917. Buried: NKG. Son of William Hadder, of The Jolly Bankers, Sutton, Ely, Cambs.

Pte. Ernest JESSOP

No information.

Pte. Herbert [William] JOHNSON

Pte. 7th Bt. Suffolk Reg., d 12/10/1916, age 39. Commemorated: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Son of the late George and Fanny Johnson; husband of Flora Litchfield (formerly Johnson), of The Row, Sutton, Ely, Cambs.

Pte. Frank KNIGHT

No information.

Sgt. William KNIGHT

7th Bt. Suffolk Reg., who died 28/4/1917 age 43. Buried: NKG. Son of the late William Knight, of Sutton, Isle of Ely; husband of Maud Ellen Knight, of 2, Bull Lane, Ely, Cambs.

Pte. Herbert LOW

1st Bt. Cambridgeshire Reg., who died 18/9/1916 age 19. Buried: Sutton churchyard. Son of Edward and Harriet Low, of Red Lion Lane, Sutton.

L/Cpl. Walter Alfred LOW

1st/5th Bt. Lancashire Fusiliers, who died 15/10/1917 age 22. Buried: Zuydcoote Military Cemetery, Nord, France. Son of Edward and Harriet Low, of Burystead Farm, Sutton, Ely, Cambs.

Cpt. John Edward MARSHALL

1st Bt. Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry, who died 30/3/1915 age 33. Buried: Kemmel Chateau Military Cemetery, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Son of the Rev. Canon Edward Thory Marshall (Vicar of Sutton) and Lucy Charlotte Emma Marshall, of 2, Old Town, Stratford-on-Avon. Born Coveney, 3/6/1881, gazetted 2nd Lt. 28/1/1903 in Royal Garrison Artillery from militia. Lt. DCLI 17/10/1906, Capt. 30/8/1914. Served South African War 1901-02. West Africa 1908 - 2/4/1913. To France with B.E.F. 18/12/1914. The original wooden battlefield cross from Capt. Marshall's grave is preserved within Sutton church, where there are also family memorials to him and his brother, see below.

Cpt. Evelyn Saffery MARSHALL

9th Bt. Royal Warwickshire Reg., who died 6/4/1916 age 29. Buried: NKG. Son of Canon and Mrs. E. T. Marshall, of 2, Old Town, Stratford-on-Avon, formerly Vicar of Sutton. Born Manea 28/1/1887. Joined Royal Fusiliers as despatch rider, commissioned 2nd Lt., 25/1/1915, Royal Warks. Reg. Capt. 7/8/1915. To Gallipoli 19/6/1915. To Mesopotamia March 1916. Unmarried.

Pte. Alfred George MEEKS

1st/4th Bt. Suffolk Reg., who died 16/11/1917. Buried: Sutton churchyard.

Rfm. Albert NUNN

9th Bt. Rifle Brigade, who died 13/10/1916 age 37. Buried: Agny Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Son of John Nunn, of Sutton, Cambs.

Rfm. Frank NUNN

1st/17th Bt. London Reg., who died 30/11/1917 age 33. Buried: NKG. Son of John and Elizabeth Nunn, of Sutton, Ely, Cambs.

Pte. Gerald Banks SMITH

Private, 1st/21st London Regiment, who died 27/4/1916, age 20. Son of Mr & Mrs J Banks-Smith of Sutton. Buried: NKG

Pte. Harry WRIGHT

11th Bt. Suffolk Reg., who died 1/7/1916 age 37. Buried: NKG. Son of George and Sarah Wright, of West End, Sutton; husband of Esther A. Mead (formerly Wright), of West End, Sutton, Ely, Cambs.

Sgt. Harry Lionel WAYMAN D.C.M.

7th Bt. Suffolk Reg., who died 27/3/1918 age 22. Buried: Bouzincourt Ridge Cemetery, Albert, Somme, France. Croix de Guerre (Belgium). Son of George and Caroline M. Wayman, of Steward's Lane, Sutton, Ely. DCM announced in London Gazette 15/3/1916, story in Cambs. Times 11/2/1916. Awarded DCM for repairing signal lines during a bombardment on 22-11-15

Pte. Charles William WAYMAN

3rd Bt. Suffolk Reg., who died 14/5/1916 age 18. Buried: Felixstowe New Cemetery, Suffolk, United Kingdom. Son of George and Caroline Maud Wayman, of Stewards Lane, Sutton, Ely, Cambs. A full account of this man's death is in the Ely Standard 19/5/1916'.

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Alfred Bell Pte. 1st Bt. The Buffs (East Kent Regiment), d 30/10/1918, age 27, buried: Landrecies British Cemetery, Nord, France. Son of Robert and Annie Bell, of Sutton, Ely.

1939 - 1945

F/O Reginald William BLAYDON D.F.M.

582 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, based Little Staughton, flew Lancasters, who died 8th August 1944 age 29. He is buried in St. Vigor-D'ymonville Churchyard, Seine-Maritime, France. Son of Thomas and Florence Blaydon, of Sutton, Cambridgeshire. Born on the 4th December 1914, he lived at No 2 Mepal Road, Sutton. He attended Sutton National School between 1927-31. He worked as an insurance Agent and enlisted on 14th July 1939 and was called up 3rd September 1939. After initial training as air crew he was posted to No 9 Squadron in Honnington, Suffolk flying in Wellington Bombers. While flying approximately his 9th Operation, on 11th January 1941, which was to raid the Royal Arsenal in Turin, Italy, the plane developed mechanical problems which led to a crash landing in the snow in the Rhone Valley near a village called Meserieux. He and his five colleagues survived and were subsequently interned by the 'Vichy' French. They were held in several military type prisons. They made several escape attempts and on one occasion Reg was captured approximately two miles from Spain.

Eventually he made it into Spain where he was captured by the Spanish who also interned him for about a month before allowing him to enter Gibraltar. All five of his colleagues also managed to reach there. Subsequently one of them was awarded the Military Medal (MM) for the escape. He left Gibraltar on 5th June 1941 returning to active service on 9 Squadron on 1st August 1941. In total he completed at least 31 operations with 9 Squadron. During a raid to Berlin on 7th August 1941 his plane was hit and he was awarded the DFM for his actions which was presented to him by the King at Buckingham Palace on the 13th October 1942. He then spent time on training units before being posted to No 582 Squadron (Pathfinder Force) in April 1944. He flew about 25 operations before his Lancaster was shot down by a night fighter that had followed them from a raid on the Falaise area. Three of his colleagues perished with him, two were captured by the Germans and two, with the help of the local French evaded for several weeks until the Canadians liberated the area. [Thanks to Anthony Scott for providing much of the above information].

Sgt. Arthur Leslie BRADSHAW

150 Sqd. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, based Snaith, Yorks & Kirmington, flew Wellington bombers, who died 22/10/1941 age 19. Buried: Durnbach War Cemetery, Bayern, Germany. Son of Arthur and Mabel Bradshaw, of Sutton, Cambridgeshire.

Ab. Granville B C Frank BURGESS

A/b HMS Arrow, Royal Navy, d 5/8/1943, age 23, buried: DELY IBRAHIM WAR CEMETERY, Algeria. Son of Charles and Alice Burgess; husband of Phyllis K. Burgess, of Peterborough, Northamptonshire.

Cpl. William Brand CLAY

1st Bt. Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Reg., who died 25/11/1941 age 24. Buried: NKG. Son of John Brand Clay, and of Ella Clay, of Sutton, Cambridgeshire. His father Pte John Clay died in World War One and is listed above.

Pte. George Leslie FAUX

7th Bt. Royal Norfolk Reg., who died 18/12/1941 age 26. Buried: Sutton churchyard. Son of Ella Rose Markwell, of Sutton; nephew of Miss H. M. Faux, of Sutton.

Sgt. Pilot Keith Reginald HUMPHREY

61 Sqd. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, based Hemswell & Wick, flew Hampden bombers, who died 26/10/1940 age 24. Buried: NKG. Son of Reginald Percy and Ethel Humphrey, of Sutton, Isle of Ely, Cambridgeshire.

Driver John George NUNN

Royal Army Service Corps., who died 2/11/1944 age 32. Buried: Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery, Brandenburg, Germany.

L.A.C. Derrick Edward NUNN

Leading Aircraftman Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, who died 24/8/1944 age 33. Buried: NKG. Son of Edward Henry and Ellen Nunn, of Cambridge.

Gnr. Percy Donald PEACOCK

122 Field Reg. Royal Artillery, who died 18/11/1943 age 28. Buried: Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand.

Driver Thomas Joseph Hamilton ROWLAND

560 Field Coy. Royal Engineers, who died 12/9/1944 age 27. Buried: NKG. Son of Thomas and Elizabeth Rowland; husband of Elizabeth Rowland, of Sutton, Cambridgeshire.

Pte. Frederick Charles SEAMARK

1st Bt. The Cambridgeshire Regiment, Suffolk Regiment, who died 31/8/1943, of beri-beri, as Prisoner of War at Tamarkan, Thailand, aged 31. Buried: Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand.]

Ld. Seaman Owen Desmond SOUTH

H.M. Motor Minesweeper 101, Royal Naval Patrol Service, who died 29/11/1944 age 20. Buried: NKG. Son of Stanley and Rosetta Hardy South, of Sutton, Cambridgeshire.

Pte. Arthur Leslie STIMPSON

4th Bt. Dorsetshire Reg., who died 10/7/1944 age 30. Buried: Banneville-La-Campagne War Cemetery, Calvados, France.

C.Q.M.S. William Frederick YOUNG(S)

1st Bt. Suffolk Reg., who died 12/6/1940 age 25. Buried: Dunkirk Town Cemetery, Nord, France. C. Son of Frederick James Young and Olive Susan Young, of Sutton, Cambridgeshire.

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Stanley LOADES Sgt. Stanley Robert Loades, 630 Sqd., R.A.F.V.R. Son of Mr & Mrs Loades, Station Road, Sutton. Died 29/1/1944, buried: Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery, Brandenburg, Germany. 630 Squadron RAF, flew Lancasters, based at East Kirby. Formed 15-11-43, disbanded 18-7-45.

Also buried in Sutton churchyard extension

Pte. Stanley William Coulson SYKES

2nd Bt. Suffolk Reg., who died 13/3/1945, age 32. Son of John Thomas Sykes and Hetty Winifred Sykes, husband of Margaret Sykes, of Sutton. Row 7. West.

28 June 2002

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