SUTTON AND WAWNE
SUTTON on HULL
Full lists of names are on these links:
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 our 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 historic parish of Sutton in Holderness extended right down to Witham
until c.1887, after which the new parish churches of
St Mark's and St Saviour's were consecrated.
Most of the men listed here had parents and grandparents who were originally Sutton parishioners, and so in that sense alone, we are more than happy to have their names here on our war memorial and next to the church
where many of them or their parents were baptised or married.
Their own churches have long gone, so we will take care of their memory.
Stoneferry : St Mark's in The Groves : Wilmington
The details of every name, on the original plaques as well as the new ones,
can now be seen in photos on this website. These include the addition of
the list of 238 men from those areas above previously never shown on
any public memorial for this past century, but now added to ours here in Sutton, along with their 146 comrades who were always known about.
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 own War Memorials. Each man is presumably, and hopefully, remembered on the memorial in his home town or village. Additionally, there are another 5 family graves and memorials in the churchyard, all details of which are now present, with their photos, on the War Graves page.
THE EAST YORKSHIRE REGIMENT - a brief history
The vast majority of men on our war memorials served in one - or more - of the 13 battalions of the East Yorkshire Regiment. Prior to the 1880s, when most numbered regiments gained their county names, they were the 15th Regiment of Foot, or 15th Foot in shortened parlance, that number being the order of precedence on the march in major parades and national events such as coronations and victory parades. The Buckinghamshire Regiment (14th Foot) had precedence, marching in front, and the Bedfordshire Regiment (16th Foot) marched behind.
2nd Lt. John "Jack" Harrison VC MC
| Clicking any of these five images, taken last year,
on 12th November 2018, takes you to the page where
you can load some more full screen.
The detail of all the names on all the plaques
can be clearly read in the enlarged photos.
St James' churchyard, and the War Memorial garden,
11:30 Monday morning : 12 November 2018
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.
Photos of the 2018 Centenary Wreaths,
taken the next morning, when there was more sun.
An image of the memorial, taken 12 May 2015,
with the bluebells nicely showing their splendour.
Click the image for a larger aerial view of St James'
updated : Nov 12 ~ 2018
Since first posting this honour page some eighteen years ago, we became more and more aware that it was neither complete, nor totally accurate.
We have no record, for instance, of the Second World War dead of Stoneferry, Wilmington and St Mark's. 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. Clicking the link above will take you to the list, which now stands at 238, being the total now inscribed on the new plaque for the First World War.
We originally said, back in 2014, that it would not be possible to alter the engraving on the actual stonework of the war memorial, but we could only set the record straight on these pages, or at best in a digital database kept within the Old School. Contrary to our expectations, it has been possible to 'add' more spaces to the memorial, in the shape of the four polished granite plaques which are now in place on the steps. These have now been inscribed with all the names that were previously only seen in the stone plaques that came from the walls of their former churches. Those plaques had formerly been sunk into the earth, at the base of the memorial steps here in Sutton for several years. The new granite plaques now include the names of all the 238 additional men (previously thought to be 224) of Stoneferry, Wilmington and The Groves who were missed off of their own memorials for various reasons and thus have never been honoured or remembered in the same way, at an annual Remembrance Service, as their fallen neighbours and comrades have been for this past 100 years.
In 2014, marking the centenary of the outbreak of the Great War, we embarked upon compiling that planned database of all the 182 names we then had on our memorials, having no idea there would be so many missing. The task was huge, but taken on by Terry Keal, back then a city ward councillor for Sutton, but now retired. The database is now complete, with every man of a total of 420 men from all four parishes now listed, and which is available to family and researchers to view within The Old School Museum. We are researching each and every name now, and a good many - well over half - have already been completed. We intend to publish every known detail and fact about each man, eg; his local family where known, his regiment or ship, where and when he died, and links to his medal card and service records where they exist. This database is open to view inside the Old School on Fridays, and of course, researchers from afar who seek family information can email us and we will do our utmost to supply whatever we can. They truly will not be forgotten.
In the meantime, if you can help with the above project, add any family information, please feel free to email me and I will take the details. ... Rob, the Webmanager
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 II
A Sutton Lad
by: author unknown © 2014
© 2014 Copyright remains with the
Sutton & Wawne Museum
| A LIST OF SOLDIERS' NAMES
Stationed in Sutton 1914 - 1920s
taken from the pages of a Wartime Autograph Album
compiled by a Sutton/Stoneferry girl, Elise Carrick,
from 1914 to 1926.
Of the 70 or so pages of witty lines, drawings and cartoons, some 35 are signed by soldiers, stationed here in Sutton, or passing through via a local war hospital. Most were not local to the village, many being from Northumberland and Co.Durham. This is an extracted list, giving as much information as the page gives; some of the men appear more than once. Some men give almost full details, including a regimental number, others almost nothing, just initials and a rank that indicates they were soldiers. At least one was killed in action on later service, and one was awarded a Victoria Cross. Several are very artistic and/or poetic, and their style or traits may be recognisable to their families. The atmosphere of the book is of gentle humour, sometimes even romantic in style, and reminiscent of an England now long gone, an era that has almost vanished from living memory.
| Images are copyright to the Sutton & Wawne Museum, but feel free to download for
your own family history files or educational purposes - but strictly not for commercial use.
If you want to use them, fine, but contact us and make a donation. We have a museum to keep up.