Thame Remembers Warrant Officer Arthur Henry Sutton
Arthur Henry Sutton was born in Thame in 1886 to parents William Robert and Ellen Sutton (nee Hitchman) and baptised at St Mary’s church on 28th March 1886 when his father was described as a grocer. The Sutton family grocer’s shop was at 1 Buttermarket, Thame. By 1901 both his parents had died and he was living with his sister Ellen in Middlesex.
Thame Gazette 16 July 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 W R Sutton of Thame.”
He joined the East African Transport Corps as a Private on 14 December 1915 . As a Corporal he was Mentioned in Dispatches in 1917 Gazetted on 19 February 1917. Arthur died as a Head Conductor (Warrant Officer) on Tuesday 19th June 1917, age 31.
1762 Warrant Officer Arthur Henry Sutton, East Africa Transport Corps, is buried in Dodoma War Cemetery, Tanzania. He is remembered in Thame on the 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