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  • Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Potijze Burial Ground Cemetery,Belgium Courtesy of Murray Biddle ,
Person Details
Retford, Nottinghamshire
Albert Sutton was born in Retford in 1892. He had seven sibling who were also born in Retford, His siblings were, Annie born 1890, Albert 1892, Alice 1895, Walter 1897, Lizzie 1899, Tom 1901, Willie 1904 and May born 1909. Their parents were Marshall Sutton and Harriet Kiplin who had married in Retford in 1890. Annie, the first child was born in Canal Row, Retford but all the others were born at Ridgeway Buildings. By 1911, Marshal was employed as a corporation labourer, the two eldest girls, working in the local India Rubber factory and Albert working as an iron moulder.
05 Oct 1915
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158163 - CWGC Website
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Private
2nd Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Albert enlisted at Retford and according to his MI card, went to France on 3 May 1915 and awarded his 1915 star. He was killed in action whilst fighting in Belgium and buried in the Potijze Burial Ground Cemetery, Belgium. Pte Albert Sutton Retford Times 22 October 1915 Mr and Mrs Barney Sutton of West Street, Retford, received the bad intelligence on Wednesday that their son, Pte Albert Sutton of the 2nd Sherwood Foresters was killed in action in France on October 5th. The brave lad who was 23 years of age, was formerly employed on the Great Central Railway as a painter. In a letter he wrote to his parents just before going to the front, he said:- “I am going to fight for a living. I’ve got to do my bit as anybody else. Don’t let it bother you. I’m alright and I shall expect to be back in Retford some time. We have got to keep the “Flag Flying’”. Deceased’s younger brother, Walter aged 18 years is a gunner in the Royal Field Artillery and is now on his way to the Dardanelles.
CWG additional information:- Son of Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Sutton, of 1, Ridgeway Buildings, West St., Retford. Research by Colin Dannatt
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  • Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Potijze Burial Ground Cemetery,Belgium Courtesy of Murray Biddle ,
    Albert Sutton - Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Potijze Burial Ground Cemetery,Belgium Courtesy of Murray Biddle ,
  • Retford Times 22.20.1915
    Albert Sutton - Retford Times 22.20.1915