A biography of the military career of Geoffrey Alfred Sutton Lance Corporal who served in 2nd Battalion Irish Guards
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Geoffrey Alfred Sutton Lance Corporal

Serving Soldiers' Biographies

Geoffrey Alfred Sutton Lance Corporal 11686 No 1 Company 2nd Battalion Irish Guards

Geoffrey was born at the Vicarage Eaton Bray in 1894 the third son to parents Edwin Sutton Vicar of the parish and Annie Hill nee Moxey both born Reading Berkshire.

Like his brothers William and Basil he attended Hailybury School in Great Amwell Hertfordshire which when opened in 1809 was a school for young gentlemen to train and work for the East India Company but became a Public School in 1862.

Geoffrey volunteered on 6th December 1914 and became Private 1209 in the 28th London Regiment and then gaining a commission of 2nd Lieutenant in the 3rd Irish Fusiliers. Not known why but he was dismissed from the Fusiliers but re-enlisted as a Private in the Irish Guards rising to Lance Corporal.

On the 27th November 1917 he died from wounds received at Bourlon Wood during the Battle of Cambrai.

Buried Ontario Cemetery Sains-Les-Marquain France - Grave 1V. A. 15