Sutton Public School First and Second World War Memorial Gates

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

Engraved First and Second World War honour roll plaques attached to gate posts at the entrance to Sutton Public School.

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

Excerpt from the Yass Tribune Sutton holds first Anzac Day Dawn Service | PHOTOS (2 May 2018):

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. 

Inscription

Stone plaque 1

In honour of
those who served
World War I 

[Names]

Stone plaque 2

In honour of
those who served
World War II

[Names]

Plaque below stone plaque 2

1871-1996

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

Gate overhead signage

18 SUTTON 71

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
18 Victoria Street
Sutton NSW 2620
Local Government Area
  • Yass Valley Council
Setting
  • Roadside
Memorial type
  • Gate/lychgate
Recorded by
Sutton Public School
Established date
c1945
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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