Arthur Fraser Sutton

First Name: 
Arthur
Middle Name: 
Fraser
Last Name: 
Sutton
Date of Birth: 
Monday, August 27, 1888
Mother's Name: 
Lucy (nee Fraser)
Father's Name: 
Ernest Sutton
Date Enlisted: 
Monday, April 19, 1915
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Captain
Unit: 
Army Medical Corps
Company: 
Dental
Awards: 
M B E
1914/1915 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Place of Death: 
St Ives
Cause of Death: 
Age
Details: 

Captain Arthur Sutton (Service no. 2838) was born in Sydney and attended Newington College, going on to Sydney University to study Dentistry. He had served five years with the AVAC. The family moved to Smiths Hill Wollongong and he enlisted from there.

Arthur's file states he was a single 26 year old Dental Surgeon. He embarked on HMAT A31 Ajana with 5th Field Ambulance on 31st May, 1915. He arrived on Gallipoli on 16th August, 1915 as a Lance Corporal and carried out the duties of a medic. In October he was evacuated to hospital in Egypt dangerously ill, remaining there till the evacuation.

On 28th January, 1916 he was commissioned as Lieutenant into the Dental Corps where he served on the Western Front and in England with them. He was promoted to Captain on 6th April, 1917.

The London Gazette dated 23rd May, 1918 publishes his award of the MBE. He returned to Australia and was discharged from the AIF on 4th October, 1919. He does not seem to have married and died in St Ives Sydney in 1975. His brother Ernest Sutton (Service no. 3009) a farmer from Smiths Hill, served in 5th Field Ambulance with him.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, SUTTON ARTHUR FRASER
NAA: C138, M73240
NAA: C138, H73240

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