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
Date: Tuesday, 19 September 1916
Ship: HMAT Commonwealth A73
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 2nd Machine Gun Company – 5th Reinforcements
KIA: Thursday, 18 July 1918
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
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.