Sutton Public School Memorial Gates
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 Tribune: Sutton holds first Anzac Day Dawn Service | PHOTOS (2 May 2018).
Gate overhead signage
18 SUTTON 71
In honour of those who served World War I
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In honour of those who served World War II
[list of names]
Plaque below stone plaque (WWII)
This plaque commemorates 125 year of public education at Sutton Public School ....
World War 2
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|H D||Bingley||World War 1||view|
|C S||Bingley||World War 1||KIA||view|
|E G||Bingley||World War 2||view|
|E S||Bingley||World War 2||view|
|E G||Bingley||World War 1||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|