Sutton Public School Memorial Gates

Description: 

Engraved World War 1 and World War 2 honour roll plaques on gate posts at entrance to school.

The 2018 Anzac Day dawn service was held at this memorial.

At 5:45am on 25 April 2018, around 350 hardy souls were seated outside the memorial gates at Sutton Public School. It is believed this was the first-ever ANZAC Day dawn service at Sutton.

It was a solemn occasion, as it should be. There was hymn singing, prayers, readings, a poem by its Sutton author, The Last Post and Reveille, laying of wreaths while the bagpiper played, and a short commemorative address. Pastor (Air Commodore) Royce Thompson led the service and painted a clear picture of the grim conditions that the original ANZACs had to endure. Then his commentary broadened to include other conflicts. Finally he brought a local focus by detailing the military career of a Sutton soldier who sadly was killed in battle just two months before peace was declared in 1918. See the moment captured by the the Yass TribuneSutton holds first Anzac Day Dawn Service | PHOTOS (2 May 2018).

 

 

 

 

Inscription: 

Gate overhead signage

18 SUTTON 71

Stone plaques

In honour of those who served World War I 

[list of names]

In honour of those who served World War II

[list of names]

Plaque below stone plaque (WWII)

1871-1996

This plaque commemorates 125 year of public education at Sutton Public School ....

 

War: 

World War 1
World War 2
 
Sutton Public School Memorial GatesLeft pillar with WW2 roll of honourLeft pillar with roll of honourCORRECTED World War II Roll of honour stone plaque (April 2018)
 

Recorded by: 

Sutton Public School
 
 

Location/surrounding area: 

Memorial Location
 

Address Data: 

18 Victoria Street
Sutton NSW 2620
 
 

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Veterans Listed

FirstName LastNamesort descending Conflict Status Unit Link
E S Bingley World War 2 view
E G Bingley World War 1 view
H D Bingley World War 1 view
C S Bingley World War 1 KIA view
E G Bingley World War 2 view
R Bloomfield World War 2 Died with injuries WW2 2/4 AI Battalion view
B J Bootes World War 2 view
G Bootes World War 2 view
N A Cameron World War 2 view
J W Cartwright World War 1 view

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