Sutton Public School First and Second World War Memorial Gates

Sutton Public School First and Second World War Memorial GatesSutton Public School First and Second World War Memorial Gates, close up of left pillarSutton Public School First and Second World War Memorial Gates, close up of right pillarSutton Public School First and Second World War Memorial Gates, close up of left honour rollSutton Public School First and Second World War Memorial Gates, close up of right honour rollSutton Public School First and Second World War Memorial Gates, rear view
Description

This memorial is a set of gates outside Sutton Public School, located in Sutton, NSW. There are two cast concrete gate pillars, which have been painted a beige colour. Between the pillars are a pair of cast iron gates, which have been painted a heritage green colour. Both gates feature a simple decorative scroll pattern in their centre panels. On the front face of the left pillar is an inscribed honour roll plaque for the Second World War. A matching plaque for the First World War is positioned opposite, on the front face of the right pillar.

Above the gates is a metal arch bearing the words 'Sutton 1871', which is when the school was established. Two additional plaques attached to the front of the gates commemorate the school's centenary in 1971 and its 125th anniversary in 1996. On the back of the gates, two smaller plaques acknowledge the two oldest pupils who attended the centenary celebrations. 

In 2018, what was believed to be the first Anzac Day dawn service in Sutton was held at the gates. The event was covered in detail by the Yass Tribune on 2 May. 

The memorial gates were refurbished in 2020, using funds from a NSW Government grant. The works included repairs and painting of the gates and replacement of the centenary plaque. 

Materials
  • Concrete
Inscription

Arch

18 SUTTON 71

Left pillar honour roll plaque

In honour of
those who served
World War II
[Names]

Right pillar honour roll plaque

In honour of
those who served
World War I 
[Names]
* Killed

Left pillar centenary plaque

Centenary
1871–1971

This plaque commemorates one hundred years
of public education at Sutton Public School.

The Hon. C.B. Cutler, E.D.,M.L.A.
Premier and Minister for Education and Science

D.J.A. Verco, M.A., Dip. Ed.
Director-General of Education

C.K. Baylis
Teacher in Charge

R.A. Brewer, M.L.A.
Member for Goulburn

Right pillar 125th anniversary plaque

1871–1996

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

Committee Members
[Names]

Veterans listed on this memorial

Rank Given Name Family Name Conflict/s Fate Service No. Service Unit Campaign Link
C S Bingley World War 1 KIA view
E G Bingley World War 2 view
E S Bingley World War 2 NX117053 view
E G Bingley World War 1 view
H D Bingley World War 1 view
R Bloomfield World War 2 Died with injuries WW2 NX13344 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
R Cartwright World War 2 AWAS view
Address
Sutton Public School
18 Victoria Street
Sutton NSW 2620
Local Government Area
  • Yass Valley Council
Setting
  • Roadside
Location status
Original location
Memorial type
  • Gate/lychgate
Recorded by
Sutton Public School
Established date
1945
Established Date format: 
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Established date
'; print $new_date; } else{ print ''; }
Conflict/s
  • First World War, 1914–18
  • Second World War, 1939–45

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