SUTTON, Henry John
(Service number 57278)

First Rank Lance Corporal Last Rank


Date 20 May 1893 Place of Birth Bray, Wicklow, Ireland

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment 543 Childers Road, Gisborne
Occupation Carpenter
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Married
Next of Kin Mrs Gertie SUTTON (wife), 543 Childer's Road, Gisborne
Religion Church of England
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 29th Reinforcements, F Company
Date 15 August 1917
Transport Ruahine
Embarked From Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

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Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations



Date 22 January 1971 Age 77 years
Place of Death Wairoa
Memorial or Cemetery Hawkes Bay Crematorium
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Henry John Sutton was the younger son of Henry John and Susan Emily (née Fitzroy), of County Wicklow, Ireland. His father died on 2 April 1897 at the Adelaide Hopital, Dublin. In 1901 young Henry, his brother thomas and sister Susan were at home with their widowed mother at Powerscourt, Wicklow. By 1905 Susan had brought her family to New Zealand and settled in Timaru. In 1903 Susan married James Benjamin Sutton, her brother-in-law. The first wife of James, Letitia, had died in 1904. Letitia, James and Susan are buried together in the Timaru Cemetery. Henry John Sutton married Gertrude (Gertie) Allsup on 28 August 1917 at Gisborne. Their first child, Gertrude Audrey, was born on 28 August 1917 at Gisborne, 13 days after Henry had embarkded. Hery returned to New Zealand on 19 February 1919 and had to proceed to Gisborne before going to Timaru. A son, Henry John, was born in 1923.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [31 December 2019]; Timaru Herald, 17 February 1919 (Papers Past) [16 March 2015]; 1901 census return for Ireland (per [31 December 2019]; Hawke's Bay Cremation Register [31 December 2019]

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