SUTTON AND WAWNE
VE Day Weekend
5 May 2017
Spring sunshine and a glory of bluebells
with knitted red poppies by the WI
taken two days before the unveiling of
the VC paver for 2/Lt John Harrison, VC MC.
Clicking the image brings up another view,
taken on Remembrance Sunday, 2014.
Given that Sutton War Memorial is now home to
his VC paver, it is appropriate that we should now
create a permanent new page dedicated to
Jack Harrison & The Hull PALS
There are links to the Rolls of Honour for
Wawne, Stoneferry, Wilmington & The Groves,
as well as Sutton itself, further below.
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
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.
Flight Lieutenant Pat Hughes
2nd Lt. John "Jack" Harrison VC MC
Click the image for a larger aerial view of St James'
Since first posting this honour page some seventeen 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,
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
A Sutton Lad
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