Other names: Donald Theodore
Locations in this story: Salisbury, WiltshireShaftesbury, DorsetLewisham, LondonBeaconsfield, BuckinghamshireCowes, Isle of Wight, Hampshire
Story: Donald Theodore Sutton was born in Salisbury, Wiltshire, on 3 Feb 1898 and baptised at St. Martin's Church, Salisbury, on 20 Mar 1898 the son of Daniel Sutton and Harriet Sutton (nee Walker). He lived all his early life in the Salisbury area and in 1911 was boarding at 57 The Close, Salisbury as a pupil chorister at Salisbury Cathedral and later also received education at Shaftesbury Grammar School, Shaftesbury, Dorset. He had enlisted originally with the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve (Service No. BZ1709) but was not mobilized with the Royal Navy until 14 Oct 1918 as a Mechanic Class 1 (Service No. F54673). He only served in the UK and was eventually discharged on 29 Jan 1919 and awarded the British War Medal only. He married Joan Elizabeth Teague at St. Augustine's Church, Home Oak Park, Lewisham, London, on 4 Aug 1925. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 'West Ridge', Greenfield Road, Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, working as a Bank Clerk. At some time after he had moved to 1 Market Hill, Cowes, Isle of Wight, Hampshire, where he died on 20 Jul 1970.