Image from 1917 Suffolk Chronicle and Mercury newspaper.

Born: 1891, Ipswich

Died: 21st June 1917; age: 26; Died of Wounds received in action at Bristol Military Hospital.

Residence: 38, Great Whip Street, Ipswich.

Employed: Messrs. Cranfield Bros., Ipswich.

Enlistment Place: Ipswich.

Rank: Corporal; Service Number: 200822

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 4th Battalion.

Grave Reference:IMG_6717


Ipswich Old Cemetery,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of William and Mary Anne Sutton; husband of Francis Violet Sutton, of 38, Great Whip Street, Ipswich.


1891   5, Ernest Street, Ipswich.

William was 2 months old and living with his parents, sister & widowed paternal grandfather.

William Sutton, 24, a Maltster, born Ipswich.

Mary Ann Sutton nee Kent, 22, born Ipswich.

Florence Beatrice Sutton, 1, born Ipswich.

Samuel Sutton, 52, a Dock Labourer, born Ipswich.

1901   53, Tower Ramparts, Ipswich.

William was 10 years old and living with his parents & sister.

William, 34, a General Labourer.

Mary Ann, 31, a Stay Maker – corset.

Florence, 11.

In 1915, Ipswich, William married Francis Violet Cracknell, born 1895, Ipswich.

Soldiers’ Effects to Frances V. Sutton – widow.

William is also remembered on the war memorial at Dance East, Ipswich. Formerly Cranfield’s Flour Mill. St. Matthew’s Church Memorial ,Holy Trinity church Memorial Ipswich.

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The funeral took place in the Field of Honour at the Ipswich Cemetery, on Wednesday afternoon, of Corporal William Charles Samuel Sutton, of the Suffolks, who died at Bristol Military Hospital, of wounds received in action. The deceased was accorded full military honours; the remains, enclosed in a polished elm coffin, with brass furniture, bearing the inscription: “Corporal William Charles Samuel Sutton, Suffolks, died June 21st, aged 26.” being borne from his home at 38, Great Whip Street, to the cemetery on a gun limber, drawn by six black horses, furnished by the 72nd Division R.F.A., by kind permission of Major B. Tavner. There was a firing party with buglers from the Northumberland Fusiliers, under Lieut. J.T. Llewellyn, whilst six men of the deceased’s regiment, acted as pall bearers. The service was conducted by the Rev. W.H. Williamson, vicar of Holy Trinity. In addition to the family mourners, Major F. Money, T.D., represented the Suffolks. Many beautiful floral tributes were sent by the family and friends, including one from his fellow-workers at Messrs. Cranfield Bros.

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