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Sutton, George Henry

Rank : Lance Corporal

Army Number : 7620

Unit : 2nd Bn & 1st Bn

Biography :

George Henry Sutton was born in Belgrave, Leicester in 1887. Awarded 3rd Class Certificate of Education (as Private) in 1908. Later served in World War One. Killed in action France and Flanders campaign 25.12.1914. He is commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL. He served with the 2nd Battalion 1905-1912 whilst serving at Belgaum and Madras in India. He was discharged to the Reserve in 1912 and then recalled in 1914 to serve with the 1st Battalion. He was killed during the 1914 Christmas Truce.

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CWGC website:

SUTTON, GEORGE HENRY
Rank: Lance Corporal
Service No:7620
Date of Death: 25/12/1914
Age:27
Regiment/Service: Leicestershire Regiment 1st Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 4.
Memorial: PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL

The image is of L/Cpl George Henry Sutton when he was serving with the 2nd Battalion, in Madras, India.

Date of Birth : 5th August 1887

Place of Birth : Leicester

Date of Death : 25th Dec 1914

Place of Death : Belgium

Civil Occupation : Motorman (1912-1914)

Period of Service : 1905-1912, 1914

Conflicts : WW1

Places Served : India, France & Belgium

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