Lt Charles Sutton MC

The address on MIC is Kings Road Dovercourt, Essex (part of Harwich) but that is 1939

1893 Feb 18 Born Africa. There is a Rev Joseph G Sutton, principal of Dale College in South Africa, who could be his father.

1915 Dec 2. Lands in France

1917 Jun 26. Commissioned 3 Wilts

Served in North Russia (on MIC). Apparently as a Private in AOC.

1920 Aug 20 Joined ADRIC with service no 279. H Coy

1920 Nov 7. Promoted. Section Leader

1920 Dec 23. Andrew Moynihan was a 43 year old married farmer. He was arrested by Auxiliaries in Kerry when incriminating documents were found in his house. He was put in the back of a Crossley in the charge of Section Leader C Sutton . Along the way back to Tralee. Moynihan was "shot trying to escape"

1921 Apr 15. He was as playing golf with FY Welch when Major J A MacKinnon Commanding officer of H coy in Tralee was shot while off duty and playing golf in Tralee with DI.3 R W H Ballantine (ADRIC no 935). The IRA knew that he played golf here regularly, and had kept watch on the golf course for about 2 weeks before their chance came. The hit squad was a sniper with a rifle, James Cornelius Healy a veteran of WW1, and three men with shotguns, Johnny Riordan, Tommy Barrett and Jack Mason. Healy hid in a tree overlooking the third green and waited till Mackinnon was perfectly still as he shaped to hit the ball. Healy shot MacKinnon twice in the head. The others opened up with shotguns, and all the IRA men were able to escape in the resulting confusion. The Auxiliaries went on a spree of arson and killing, which in turn led to IRA killings. Sutton gave evidence at the inquest

1921 Jul 1. "Permitted to resign on disciplinary grounds" from ADRIC

1941 Sep 2. To be 2nd Lt in Army Pay Corps, Charles SUTTON, M.C. (202370)

1954 Sep 1. Capt. & Paymr. C. SUTTON, M.C. (202370), to be Maj.,

1955 Feb 19. REGULAR ARMY RESERVE OF OFFICERS. Maj. C. SUTTON, M.C. (202370), ceases to belong to the Res. of Offrs., on completion of liability to recall and is granted the hon. rank of Maj.

 

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