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Date of birth18 February 1882
Place of birthCastlemaine, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMedical practitioner
AddressMelbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation34
Next of kinBrother, W Sutton, Camperdown, Victoria
Enlistment date12 December 1915
Rank on enlistmentCaptain
Unit nameMedical Officers
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 4 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollMajor
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Medical Corps
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Second Supplement, No. 30480 (15 January 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 76 (23 May 1918).

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Sixth Supplement, No. 31684 (12 December 1919); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 30 (25 March 1920).

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31728 (12 January 1920); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 133 (1 April 1920).

FateReturned to Australia 5 July 1919


No citation/description recorded at Australian War Memorial.
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 30
Date: 25 March 1920

Discharge date29 September 1919
Other details

War service: Middle East

Embarked from Melbourne, 14 March 1916.

Taken on strength, Sanitary Section, Anzac Mounted Division.

Admitted to 14th Australian General Hospital, Abbassia, 6 September 1917 (sciatica); discharged to AIF Headquarters, Cairo, 10 September 1917.

Granted 3 weeks' leave to the United Kingdom: embarked from Alexandria for Taranto, 3 October 1917. Rejoined unit from UK leave; attached to Desert Mounted Corps Headquarters.

Promoted Temporary Major, 14 February 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Malta', 3 July 1919; discharged, 29 September 1919.

Medals: Order of the British Empire, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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