Son of Oswald Walker Sutton and Hannah Fletcher Sutton, of 2, Fernwood Avenue. Grave Ref. A. X. 2.
He was a former pupil of Alleyn's School, Dulwich
He was born on 25.10.1892 in Stockwell Surrey, he joined A Squadron of the Surrey Yeomanry ( Territorial Force ) at West Croydon Clapham in 1913.
On the outbreak of war he volunteered for Foreign service and was transferred to C Squadron with service No 1757, part of 29 Division based in Warwickshire during Jan 1915. They embarked at Avonmouth for Egypt on 17th March and arrived in Alexandria on 2nd April
C Squadron was then transferred to Imbos on 26th June were the troops initially served at General Headquarters, and it was during this period that he was promoted to Lance Corporal. Following this he was to see service in the Dardanelles campaign fighting in the trenches at Gallipoli. Lance Corporal H. Sutton lost his life due to disease contracted in the trenches, and died on board ship of Enteritis on the 21st August 1915, the most likely cause was by eating or drinking food or water contaminated with the E-Coli bacteria which proved fatal.
He was laid to rest at Pieta Military Cemetery in Malta grave 2 row 10 plot A, buried with him are 2 other soldiers
Photo: ©Alleyn's, Dulwich