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Remembering World War One in Sutton

Remembering World War One in Sutton Remembering World War One in Sutton

Sutton Council's World War One Steering Group meet regularly to decide ways the borough should remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice all those years ago. 

 

Cemetery Walks

In October and November 2017 there were a limited series of cemetery walks highlighting the varied stories of Soldiers who fought in World War 1 and who are buried in two of the Sutton Borough cemeteries. 

The walks were organised as part of the project called Sutton Living Memory which commemorated the 100th anniversary of WW1 and has received funds from the Heritage Lottery Fund and is supported by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

 

 

Able Seaman Alan Odd

Able Seaman Alan Amos Odd was the son of Montagu Odd, a Sutton cricket bat manufacturer whose small factory was situated in West Street, Sutton until it closed down in the 1970s.

Alan Odd joined up in February 1917, and was attached to the HMS Halcyon, a naval minesweeper which patrolled the North Sea. Within a year he had died from the effects of pneumonia, age 19 years. He is buried in Sutton Cemetery.

 

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