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Sutton, John Herbert (383)

Place of Birth: Coburg, VIC

Age: 28 years 7 months

Enlistment Details: Monday, 17 July 1916 – Melbourne, VIC

Service Number: 383            view online service record

49 Lyons Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Next of Kin:
Mrs F Freebody (friend)
7 Buckhurst Street
South Melbourne, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: Tuesday, 19 September 1916
Ship: HMAT Commonwealth A73
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 2nd Machine Gun Company – 5th Reinforcements

KIA: Thursday, 18 July 1918
Place: France

Brother: Cyril Albion Sutton
Brother-in-law: Ernest Albert Harris

Corporal, 2 Machine Gun Battalion, killed in action 18 July, 1918, aged 29, commemorated Adelaide Cemetery, Villers-Bretonneux, France.

Father: William H Sutton, born Coburg, educated Nott Street SS. A 28-year-old carpenter, Sutton enlisted with his address as 49 Lyons Street, Port Melbourne, friend Mrs F Freebody at 7 Buckhurst Street, South Melbourne as next of kin, later adjusted to his father at 148 Stokes Street, Port Melbourne. Brother, 19713, Cyril Albion SUTTON enlisted from Stokes Street, three other brothers, one sister. Brother-in-law of 4721, Ernest Albert HARRIS, killed in action 3 May, 1918.

Additional research by Brian Membrey


  • Brian Membrey
    Posted June 18, 2017 2.38 pm 0Likes

    SUTTON— Killed in action on the 17th July, Corporal J. H. Sutton (Bert), of Port Melbourne, the dearly beloved son of William and the late Kate, loving brother of William, Harry, Lola, Cyril (on active service) and Laurie.
    Dearly loved, sadly mourned.
    Inserted by his sorrowing father and stepmother, sister and brothers.

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