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Alfred Sutton

Early Life

Photograph of Alfred SuttonAlfred was the son of George and Margaret Ellen Sutton. Following the death of his father, Alfred continued to live in the family home with his mother, sister and brother at 22 Stone Road, Marple, Cheshire. After leaving school, Alfred worked as a clerk at Hollins Mill.

Service Life

Private Alfred Sutton (47215) enlisted in October 1915 in Manchester and served as a signaller with the 17th Battalion of the Manchester Regiment. For his service in the army, Alfred was awarded the Allied Victory Medal and British War Medal. Other material relating to Alfred Sutton can be seen in Tameside Local Studies and Archives Centre. Alfred’s medals can be seen in the Museum of the Manchester Regiment.

We Shall Remember Him

Alfred was posted missing following an action on 23 April 1917. Following enquires by the Red Cross, it was concluded that he had been killed in action on that day. Alfred was 20 years old. He is commemorated on the Arras Memorial, France (Grave/Memorial Reference – Bay 7) His Next of Kin Memorial Plaque is on display in the Museum of the Manchester Regiment in the Ladysmith Gallery memorial cabinet drawer 3.

Alfred's medals Left to Right – British War Medal, Allied Victory Medal. Memorial plaque remembering Alfred Sutton