SUTTON AND WAWNE


Sutton War Memorial
Sutton on Hull War Memorial
Remembrance Sunday
November 13 AD2016

There are links to the Rolls of Honour for
Wawne, Stoneferry, Wilmington & The Groves,
as well as Sutton itself, further below.



Our recently refurbished War Memorial, after the
service on 8 November, a little damp following a very
heavy shower that fortunately ceased just before the ceremony.
Showing of our memorial plaque engraved with the words of Binyon.
The plaque was carved in Hull by Crown/Odlings on Cleveland St.
Pics of it being carved can be seen on FaceBook HERE

Click the photo below for a much enlarged view,
and on the page listing the updated war dead from Sutton itself.


And here is our

New Plaque set in the foreground

Photos of the 2014 Remembrance Service


Clicking any of these four images, taken on the sunny morning of 11th November 2016,
takes you to the page where you can load them full screen.
           


SUTTON on HULL
WAR MEMORIAL

Roll of Honour

Rosemary . . that is for Remembrance
"LEST WE FORGET"

To the undying
memory of the
Men of Sutton
who laid down
their lives for
their Country
in the Great War
1914-1918

To the Glory of God and in
grateful remembrance of the men
of The Groves and of St Marks'
congregation who laid down
their lives in the Great War 1914-1919.
This memorial was errected
by Public Subscription.


Also of those
who died gloriously
in the World War 1939-1945.


The words above are exactly as transcribed from the memorial itself



The names recorded on these pages
are more than appear on the
Sutton War Memorial itself;

Thus we show details of men from
the congregations of St Marks in the Groves,
Stoneferry, and Wilmington,
all lost or wounded in World War 1.

In addition, the lists for
Stoneferry and St Marks seem
to also include those who served,
as well as those killed.

We have now commenced a rolling 4-year programme
of research to enable us to add names to these lists on
this website that were previously missed from the original
Rolls of Honour.

Names were missed 100 years ago for a variety of reasons,
very often because of cost when local memorials were paid
for by public subscription. For some families, they
simply couldn't find the money. Others never accepted,
at least for some years, the reality of the loss.
Especially if there was no known grave. The original memorials
cannot be altered, but we aim to right those ommissions as best
we can, within these lists on this website.



"Their names liveth for evermore . . ."

Sutton War Memorial

Sutton on Hull   :   Wawne

Why do we have memorials here for these other places?
Each link is to a page for another War Memorial in the former historic parish.
St James' in Sutton inherited three other memorials for the districts below
when their own churches were closed and demolished in the 1970s-80s.
The parish of Sutton in Holderness extended right down to Witham,
until 1887 when the new churches of St Mark's and St Saviours were consecrated.
The men listed here had parents and grandparents who were originally Sutton parishioners,
and so in that sense alone, we are happy to have their plaques back at the
war memorial next to the church where many of them were baptised or married.
Their own churches have long gone, so we will take care of their memory.
Stoneferry   :   St Marks in The Groves   :   Wilmington


There are 14 CWGC War Graves within St James' churchyard
most of which are graves of men who were stationed near here and therefore
not neccessarily from Sutton, which explains why none of them
appear on any of our War Memorials. Each man is presumably, and hopefully,
remembered on the memorial in his home town or village.

There are additionally another 5 family graves and memorials in the churchyard,
all details of which are now present, with their photos, on the War Graves page.

BRIEF BIOGRAPHIES
... an additional page of information
about some of the men
that appear on these pages

Flight Lieutenant Pat Hughes DFC,
an RAAF pilot from Cooma, NSW, Australia,
who married a local Sutton girl,
was killed in action over Sussex during the Battle of Britain,
and so is buried in our churchyard.

A selection of photos from the
2014 Remembrance Service



More about the 19 War Graves inside the churchyard


More churchyard photos

RAF Sutton on Hull page

Click the image for a larger aerial view of St James'
and most of the churchyard. The War Memorial is in that
group of trees, in the top left of the churchyard,
at the end of that broad gravel path from the church tower,
and where they meet the churchyard wall.
A tiny part of the white stone cross can
just be seen in the middle of the trees.



The Old School, and museum within, is further up
the picture, marked by another yellow square.

Taken from, and credits to, GoogleEarth.
There is a similar view of St Peter's ..
click the link on the Wawne Memorial page.


Since first posting this honour page some fourteen years ago, we have become aware that it is neither complete, nor totally accurate.

We have no record, for instance, of the Second War dead of Stoneferry, Wilmington and St Marks. It has also been noted that the list of Second War dead for Sutton itself is not complete. Indeed, the vast majority of names shown here are of First War dead. If anyone has knowledge of such extra records, do please get in touch with us.

We cannot altar the engraving on the actual memorial, but we can set the record straight on these pages. Indeed, as part of our marking the centenary of the outbreak of the Great War next year, we have embarked upon compiling a database of all the 181 names on our memorials, which will be available to view within The Old School Museum when it is complete. We are researching each and every name now, and intend to publish every known detail and fact about each man, eg; his local family where known, his regiment or ship, and where and when he died. It is our belief that there are at least half a dozen more names that should have been on the Sutton memorial in the first place. They truly will not be forgotten.

Corrections will take some time, so please bear with us awhile. In the meantime, if you can help with the above project, feel free to email me and I will take the details.

If you are researching a family member,
and are new to the Internet, you may find useful
the several Military Links,
to the RAF and the other armed services,
the Merchant Marine, Commonwealth War Graves Commission,
and others.

on our Other Links Page
or click the button in the left-hand menu at any time.
There you will find help on how to access
service records and where they are kept.

In addition, for the time being until this can be hosted elsewhere,
we have a link to a page showing the
War Dead of the GPO in Hull.
Again, it opens in a new window, just close when finished with.



Details of all of the men lost can be viewed on the
Commonwealth War Graves Commission Website
(opens in a new window)

The Civilian War Dead Index for WW II
(also opens in a new window)
Whilst this page is mostly dedicated to Service Personnel
killed during the two World Wars,
the above link takes you to pages that list all the
civilian wartime casualties of enemy action
in Northumberland, Durham and Yorkshire.
You'll have no difficulty in spotting the Hull ones . . .
sadly, they are easily the more numerous.

More information on the Hull Blitz,
including some maps of Hull plotting the fall of bombs,
is available on my other website at Hull Blitz Maps,
or Hull Bomb Maps as Google appears to be calling them.

Heroes of Hull
Additionally, there is also a more local site, commemorating the War Dead
of this area generally, for Hull and the East Riding.
It also opens in a new window ...

We are also supporters of the Heroes of Hull page, on Hullwebs.


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A Short Explanation of How
these War Memorial Pages
came about

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Sutton on Hull War Memorial






A Sutton Lad
in 1917


by: author unknown ©



We were taught to read and to write
in this school

Never taught to loathe, or despise
or to hate.

We didn't want to fight or to scorn
or be cruel

Only to read and to write, have fun
and be late.


~

We left this place so sure we would
return some day.

Very sure we would be soon on that
boat and would come

Once more to this place of youth,
to laugh and to play.

Never thought we'd bury friends
so far from our home . . .
. . . in a cold, foreign clay.


~

Well, some of us did make it home,
though only as names

To be engraved on stone so pure
and so white

But many, never found, had no
such a grave

Left all alone to sleep, their sleep
of endless, endless night.


~

We yearned to leave this school, go out
in the world and take part

To make our way, to be rich or
to be poor

Never thought we'd be famous, huh,
for our poor part

In the war that was meant to end,
put an end to all war.


~

We just wanted to go home and
be all done

With the killing and the fear
and the fight

To return to this school, once more
to have fun

To learn how to read, to add up,
and to write.


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Images of Remembrance Sunday
13 November 2016


Before the Service The Service at the Memorial Reading the Names of The Fallen
After the Service - towards the Sunshine Laying a Tribute an impromptu photo call
When all is quiet again The display by Sutton W.I. in the foreground - For The Somme Tributes and Memories in Autumn Sunshine

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