Thame Remembers Warrant Officer Arthur Henry Sutton
Arthur Sutton was born in Thame in 1886 to parents Wiliam Robert and Ellen Sutton and baptised at St Mary’s church on 28th March 1886 when his father is described as a grocer. By 1901 both his parents had died and he was living with his sister Ellen in Middlesex.
Thame Gazette 16 Jul 1917. “We have received news of the death from blackwater fever on June 19th while on active service in the East Africa Protectorate of Arthur Hy Sutton Head Conductor of the East Africa Transport Comp, at the age of 30 years. The deceased was a son of the late Mr & Mrs WR Sutton of Thame.”
1762 Warrant Officer Arthur Henry Sutton, Head Conductor, East African Transport Corps. Died on Tuesday 19th June 1917, age 31.
He is buried in Dodoma War Cemetery Tanzania and is remembered on Thame War Memorial, and on St Mary’s Church Memorial Board.
The Thame Remembers Cross was delivered to Dodoma War Cemetery, Tanzania on 29th October 2014 by Rev Hugh Prentice