Church of St Thomas à Becket
Details from the Stourton Chapel war memorial showing the date of its re-
The chapel memorial, opposite the south door of the Parish Church.
Notes on the above WW1 soldiers.
All the soldiers who lost their lives are recorded on the Cherington and Stourton memorial.
For details see the Cherington and Stourton page, here.
Most of the survivors appear on the memorial panels in the Parish Church at Cherington. They are Frank, George and David Bailey; Harold Bartlett; Charles and Percy Godson; Albert Taylor; Walter Walker and Albert Woolams. Albert appears more correctly on the Cherington church memorial, as Woolliams -
This leaves Harry Compton, Ernest Harris, Hargreaves Sutton and William James Sutton, all identifiable with reasonable certainty from the 1901 and 1911 censuses for Sutton-
Memorial to the fallen
Eleven young men from Sutton went off to the war; nine came back. In Cherington and Stourton, over one in four gave their lives; the death toll here is therefore almost as heavy. A stone memorial was erected on the village green to the two soldiers who died for their country.
Portrait from the Evesham Journal and
Four Shires Advertiser, May 27th 1916.
Details in italics are from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website; other information is from censuses and from the General Registry Office indexes of birth and marriage records, provided that the relevant entries are, through a combination of name, registration place, and date, unambiguous -
Son of Samuel Charles Carey & Elizabeth (née Hancock) of Sutton. Lance Corporal 12897 9th Bn., Warwickshire Regt. Died Wed. 5 April aged 25; burial place unknown. Commemorated on Panel 9 of the Basra Memorial, Iraq. Until 1997 the Basra Memorial was located on the main quay of the naval dockyard about 8 kilometres north of Basra. Because of the sensitivity of the location, it was moved by presidential decree and re-
Son of Thomas & Ann (née Nason) of Sutton. Husband of Amelia Harris (née Pratt?) of Sutton. Gunner 110127 227th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died Mon. 2 Jul, aged 35, bur. Strand Military Cemetery, Flanders, Belgium (Comines-
Memorial in the Parish Church of St Thomas à Becket to Sutton men who served.
Four of the five Harris men commemorated (all except Ernest) were brothers.
For details of memorials in neighbouring Cherington and Stourton, click here
The parish of Sutton-
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