Captain Robert William Sutton

Regiment: 2nd Batt. Royal Dublin Fusiliers
Date published: 26/11/1915
Killed in action: Yes
Date of death: 16/10/1915
Cemetery: Auchonvillers Military Cemetery, Somme, France
Plot: I. A. 12.
Information: Captain Robert William Sutton, 2nd Batt. Royal Dublin Fusiliers, who was killed in action in France on October 16th last, was the third son of Mr. Nathaniel Sutton, Richfordstown, Clonakilty, Co. Cork. Captain Sutton had 17 years' service and had been through the South African War, in which he obtained the Queen's Medal with six clasps and the King's Medal with two clasps, and was mentioned several times in despatches. He was transport sergeant, musketry instructor and company sergeant-major in turn of the 2nd Batt. Royal Dublin Fusiliers, and was promoted regimental sergeant-major of the 4th Batt. immediately after the war broke out. He obtained his commission on May 21st and was shortly afterwards promoted Captain.