SUTTON Frederick John
7 years service, Royal Navy
1 year service, US Navy
Kaffrarian Mounted Rifles
2/2566A Gunner, New Zealand Field Artillery, WW1
8139 Legion of Frontiersmen, New Zealand

Military Medal
Gaztted 9 December 1916, p12058, Rec No 100
At High Wood on 16th September. As assistant to the Forward Observation Officer he went into Switch Trench at 7am and spent the entire day keeping the line intact in that area and carrying messages to the visual signalling station behind Crest Trench. This area was under extremely heavy fire all day, and the work carried out by him was especially praiseworthy.

Military Medal
1914-15 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal

Born 29 August 1872 Kenilworth, Warwickshire, England
Died 3 June 1951 Rotorua, New Zealand
Buried Rotorua Cemetery [6-RSA-043]
Behobeho          East Africa 1915 - 1917          Nyangao          Kilimanjaro          Great War 1917          Belgium 1914 -18
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