H. T. Sutton
Service no. 9005
Private, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, 2nd Battalion
Born in Battersea; enlisted in London
Died on 21 November 1914, aged 30
CWGC: “Son of Stanley and Mary Sutton, of 5 Gauden Road, Clapham, London.”
Remembered at Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium
Information from the censuses
I have not managed to track down Hubert Tindal Sutton in the 1911 census, but his parents, Stanley Sutton, 49, a clerk from Tenterden, Kent, and Mary Sutton, 47, from London, are found at Tendring, Essex. The census shows that Stanley and Mary claimed they had had five children, two of whom had died. As they named three daughters on the census (Mary G. Sutton, 20, Ethel D. M. Sutton, 16, and Anita P. Sutton, 9, one wonders whether there was some kind of rift with Hubert. The family had a live-in servant, Alice Woods, 17, from Gillingham, Kent.
In 1901 Stanley Sutton was a 39-year-old pawn broker from Tenderden, Kent, living at “41 & 43 Battersea Park Road” according to the 1901 census. His wife, Mary Sutton, was born in Kennington. Hubert’s occupation is not given (he was then 17). He was born in New Brompton, Kent. His sisters, Mary Sutton (10) and Esther Sutton (6), were born in Battersea. Mary Hallard, 20, from Sheerness, Kent, was the family’s live-in domestic servant, and Samuel Perry, 29, described as an “assistant pawn broker” and who was born in Kilburn, London, resided with the family. It is likely that the Suttons lived over the shop.