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Oliver Francis Sutton

Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 705 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 705 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Oliver Francis AWMM
  • Surname
    Sutton AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 6/155 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM 10 James Avenue, Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs J. Sutton, 24 Belfast Street, Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 6/155 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
    Wounded at Gallipoli in April 1915, and transferred to hospital at Alexandria. AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • "Writing from the Alexandria Hospital on May 2 to a friend in Christchurch Private O. F. Sutton, of the First, Canterbury, Regiment, says:- 'A bullet caught me in the right breast and travelled along my ribs, breaking two, and stopping about 8in in, between two of the lower ribs. I happened to be lying on the ground at the time taking cover behind a bush. The lead was coming from all directions, and our boys were being knocked over like ninepins. If the position had been reversed I am sure the Turks would never have got an inch of the ground that we have captured. They could not fight for nuts. They are great big fellows, who, if they had any pluck in them at all, ought to be able to handle a dozen of us with the bayonet, but the sight of it makes them sick, and we only have to charge them to get them on the run. Last Monday the warship turned her guns on a battery they had brought on to the beach, and soon their horses and men and guns were flying in all directions.'" (from an article entitled 'Turks Run From Bayonet', Auckland Weekly News, 24 June 1915, p. 59) AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name

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  • Oliver Francis Sutton was my grandfather and I remember him staying with us for periods of time in my childhood and until he died. I don't remember him ever talking about the war. He was unassuming, had a sense of humour and always seemed pleased to be in our company.
    Public - Julia - Other Relative - 25 February 2015



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  • External links
  • References
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Page No: 705 AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2020). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-5). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 4: Includes portrait AWMM


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25 February 2015JuliaAuckland, New ZealandOther Relative

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