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In Memory

War Plaque

A plaque honouring the 23 Suttons employees who fought and died for their country during WW1 was erected in the Suttons Abbey Hall building. During WW1 Abbey Hall was turned into a Recreation Hall for soldiers passing through Reading.


In 1962 Abbey Hall was demolished but a lorry driver for Suttons saved the plaque and later gave it to Brock Barracks. The plaque was restored and in November 2009 a rededication service was held by army chaplain, Reverend Barry Burbridge.
The names of the four sons of Leonard Goodhart Suttons, who all died in WW1, are missing for some reason but the men honoured on the plaque are as follows:

Royal Berkshire Regiment
– Private Albert John Beckett        
– Private George Bond        
– Private Albert Henry George Collins            
– Lance Corporal Alfred David Cooper
– Private Sidney Rudolf Brown                
– Private Walter Frederick Franklin
– Lance Corporal Frank Hanson Garrett            
– Private Ernest Ralph Lindsay
– Lance Corporal Walter May                
– Second Lieutenant Edward Morley Medlicott
– Private Leonard Sumner                    
– Private Albert George Wing

Other Regiments
– Lieutenant William Henry Achurch, Royal Warwickshire Regiment
– Private Frederick Leslie Maurice Caudwell, Lancashire Fusiliers
– Private Charles William Child, The King’s Dragoon Guards
– Lieutenant Ernest Edwin Davis, Royal Flying Corp
– Private Walter J Levy, Highland Light Infantry
– Lance Corporal Albert Arthur Noyes, London Regiment
– Sergeant Frederick Palmer, The Berkshire Yeomanry
– Private Joseph Arthur Sharp, Cameron Highlanders
– Gunner Arthur Wellington Ward, Wessex Heavy Battery
– Airman 3rd Class Frederick James Ward, Royal Flying Corp
– Private John Henry Wheeler, Dorset Regiment

Memorial Plaque

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Our Suttons Blog comes from Lis Wallace, Head of Customer Service here at Suttons since 2002. Living on the edge of Dartmoor Lis has a large and “somewhat tricky” garden split across several levels but with the bonus of a stream tumbling through and a large, fertile veg patch. Across the blog Lis will share some of the knowledge she has gained over the years from her father, from working at Suttons and also from her own trial and error. Storm the Jack Russell is bound to chip in now and then. That’s what terriers do!

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