John Wisdom Paige Sutton was a private (acting corporal) G/1528 in the 2nd Battalion Royal Sussex Regiment. He was killed at ‘Richborou L’Avoue’ on 9th May 1915 aged 20, and is commemorated on the Le Touret Memorial.
He was the son of John and Phoebe Sutton of 43 Alma Terrace, Silverhill and it is their grave he is commemorated on.
In 1901 the family were living at 65 Marina. John Sutton senior was a lodging house keeper, born in 1853 in Hastings. His wife
Phoebe came from Yorkshire. They had three children, Henrietta (b c1893 St Leonards), John (b c1895) and Louis (born c1899 St Leonards).
By 1911 the family was living at 71 Vale Rd, St Leonards. The parents were still lodging house keepers, but Henrietta (now known as Grace) was a milliner, John (now called Jack) was a solicitor’s clerk and Louis (now called Victor) was still at school.
Phoebe died on 10th August 1926 aged 65 and her husband died on 15th November 1921 aged 68.