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Retford, Nottinghamshire
John Sutton and Caroline Shaw were born and bred in Retford. They married in 1887 and lived at Canal Row, Retford where John was employed as a general labourer. They produced a very large family consisting of six boys and six girls who were all born and bought up in Retford. Their names and year of births were, Charles 1888, Rebecca 1890, Gervice 1892, Jack (John) 1894, Harry 1897, Richard 1899, Anne 1901, Harriet 1904, Rosie 1905, Sally 1906, Caroline 1909 and Job in 1910. By 1901 the family had moved, living next door to the public baths in Fishery House, Retford where they lived for the next 10 years. In 1911, unusual for the time, all the 12 children were single and living at home. John senior and Gervice were working as general labourers, John junior as a railway engine cleaner and Harry as an apprentice moulder in an iron foundry.
31 Jul 1917
915498 - CWGC Website
1st Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Harry went to France 29 August 1915 and is commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium with no known grave.
CWG additional information:- Son of Mr. and Mrs. John Sutton, of 71, West St., Retford. His brother John of the Royal Navy also died in the war on 27 November 1918. Research by Colin Dannatt
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