Here's an unusual death plaque to Lance Corporal Hubert Sutton of the Surrey Yeomanry ( Queen Mary's Regiment ). He was born on 25.10.1892 in Stockwell Surrey, he joined A Squadron of the Surrey Yeomanry ( Territorial Force ) at West Croydon Clapham in 1913.
On the outbreak of war he volunteered for Foreign service and was transferred to C Squadron with service No 1757, part of 29 Division
based in Warwickshire during Jan 1915. They embarked at Avonmouth for Egypt on 17th March and arrived in Alexandria on 2nd April
C Squadron was then transferred to Imbos on 26th June were the troops initially served at General Headquarters, and it was during this
period that he was promoted to Lance Corporal. Following this he was to see service in the Dardanelles campaign fighting in the trenches
at Gallipoli. Lance Corporal H. Sutton lost his life due to disease contracted in the trenches, and died on board ship of Enteritis on the 21st
August 1915, the most likely cause was by eating or drinking food or water contaminated with the E-Coli bacteria which proved fatal.
He was laid to rest at Pieta Military Cemetery in Malta grave 2 row 10 plot A, buried with him are 2 other soldiers they are as follows
Corporal J. Harrison 1444 Royal Army Vet Corps attached to 87th Infantry Brigade who died on 24th August 1915 aged 58, of 3 Grove Lane
Retford Nottingham born 1857 and husband of Margaret E Harrison he was in the 18th Mobile Veterinary Section of 29th Division, it was in
effect a first aid unit, providing medical care for sick, wounded or injured horses used by the division.
The other soldier is private H Airey 17444 of 6th Loyal North Lancashire Regiment little is known about him but did find out how he died,
he was killed while supporting the 16th Australian Battalion in trenches near Aghyl Dere on the 25th August 1915.
I found Hubert Sutton's Obituary in De Ruyigny roll of honour Vol 1 page 347, it Quotes that he was interested in literature and was a good
writer, his parents published a posthumous work entitled "Fragments of Verse" and a excerpt from his poetry was engraved on his
headstone which reads "Love And Battle Make Life Nobel But Time Flies Fast And Time Is Long" H.S.
On the rear of his Death Plaque the following words are engraved ( Surrey Yeoman met his Death at Gallipoli 1915 Buried at Malta aged 23 ).
Here are a few Documents.