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  • Photo published in the Hucknall Dispatch dated 29th October 1914, courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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Berkhampstead, Hertfordshire
Henry was born at Berkhampstead, Hertfordshire in 1886 and was the son of George Sutton a game keeper and Elizabeth Sutton née Dollimore, of 7, Water End, Hemel Hempstead, Herts, His father was born in Lydinch, Dorest in 1846 , his mother Elizabeth Dallimore was born in 1852 in Northchurch, Hertfordshire. They were married in 1882 in Berkhampstead . Elizabeth brought a daughter Annie Dollimore to the marriage, born in 1877 in Northampton , they had 3 further children, Ann b1876 Westcombe, Somerset, Henry b1886 Berkhampstead and Nimrod b1889 Berkhampstead, however Nimroad was to died age 5yrs in 1894. Henry married his wife Edith Swanwick , the marriage was recorded in the Basford Registration district in 1914. They lived at 8, Annesley Rd., Hucknall, they had a daughter Dorothy born in 1914.
14 Sep 1914
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Sergeant
2nd Bn King's Royal Rifle Corps
Henry Sutton was a serving soldier at the outbreak of the Great War, he had enlisted at Berkhampstead, Hertfordshire whilst giving his residence as Hucknall, Nottingham. He became a Sergeant and went out with his battalion 2nd Kings Royal Rifle Corps to become part of the British Expeditionary Force, landing in France on 13th August 1914. He was reported missing in action within a month between the 14th and 17th September 1914 however news of his death was not confirmed for another year – he had been killed in action on 14th September 1914. He has no known grave, his name is commemorated on the La Ferte- Sous- Jouarre Memorial, France.
Article from the Hucknall Dispatch newspaper dated 29th October 1914 :- “We regret to learn that another local soldier is reported missing by the War Office, namely Sergeant Henry Sutton, of the King’s Royal Rifles. This is the information received by his wife at Annesley road, and for the present we must believe that he is a prisoner.” Further Article published 9th December in the Hucknall Dispatch :- “Our first photograph this week is that of Sergeant Henry Sutton, a Hucknall soldier who has been on the missing list for 15 months, and who has now been regarded by the War Office as numbered among the dead. He was one of the first to defend the country’s just and noble cause, and it is supposed, judging by the War Office communication, that he was killed on September 14th, 1914 – that period in the war when the German legions were holding the upper hand and were knocking on the doors of Paris. The Sergeant leaves a wife and child, who reside in Annesley road, Hucknall, and we feel sure that our readers will sympathise with Mrs. Sutton, who must have suffered agonising suspense during these many months.” Articles and further information is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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  • Photo published in the Hucknall Dispatch dated 29th October 1914, courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
    Henry Sutton - Photo published in the Hucknall Dispatch dated 29th October 1914, courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
  • His name is commemorated on the La Ferte-Sous- Jouarre Memorial, France.
Photo courtesy of the CWGC
    Henry Sutton - His name is commemorated on the La Ferte-Sous- Jouarre Memorial, France. Photo courtesy of the CWGC