Other names: Ernest Frederick Charles
Locations in this story: Semley, WiltshirePitton, DevonIlfracombe, DevonBarnstable, DevonCatterick, Yorkshire
Story: Ernest Frederick Charles Sutton was born in Semley, Wiltshire, in 1871 and baptised there on 31 Aug 1871 the son of Henry Sutton and Mary Sutton (nee Baker). The family had moved to Pitton, Barnstable, Devon, by 1881. Ernest married Louisa Scriven in Ilfracombe, Devon, on 27 Jul 1898. They had set up home by 1911 at Bristol Cottages, Barnstable, and went on to have twelve children. Ernest had enlisted on 18 Apr 1918 and was mobilized on 25 Jun 1918 as a Private with the 1st (Garrison) Battalion of the Worcestershire Regiment (Service No. 16152). On 12 Dec 1918 he was transferred to Labour Corps (Service No. 683948) and attached to the 655th Home Service Employment Company (Irish Command) working as a Tailor. He later appeared to also have been attached to the 4th (Reserve) Battalion of the West Riding Regiment at Catterick, Yorkshire. He was discharged on 11 Feb 1919. There are no medal records. His death was recorded in Barnstable, Devon, in 1925.