William Victor Ross Sutton

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William Victor Ross Sutton
2nd Lieutenant
1st/1st Berkshire Yeomanry

Division 65

Sutton WVR photo

William Victor Ross Sutton was killed in action on 13 November 1917 aged 20.
He is buried in Ramleh War Cemetery, Israel, grave Q. 27.

William Victor Ross Sutton was the was the grandson of Martin Hope Sutton and third son of Leonard Goodhart Sutton and Mary Charlotte Sutton. His mother had died in 1900 and by the 1911 census William was a border at St. Andrews, Southborough, Tunbridge Wells and later attended Repton School.

The Reading Standard 24 November 1917 published a obituary.  On leaving school at the age of 17 years William spent a year in Canada  working with his uncle farming in Saskatchewan, he was very keen on agriculture.   He was also a keen sportsman. When he was nearly military age he returned to England to join the army. William was appointed to the Yeomanry commission in January 1916. William joined his battalion in Egypt in October 1916.

William was very enthusiastic about his military work and his commanding officer, writing soon after he joined, said “He was very keen and hard-working.”

William was promoted to a Lieutenant one month before he was killed. He was the second of the brothers to lose his life.