Northumberland Fusiliers. 25 July 1918

Louis Sutton was born in Worcester and was probably living in Wordsley at the outbreak of war. He enlisted in Stourbridge and was sent to the 1/4th Northumberland Fusiliers in the 50th Division. They were involved at Passchendaele in 1917 and in 1918 they awaited the German Spring offensives, which engaged them in several punishing battles, starting with St Quentin on the 21st March, followed by the Somme Crossings and Rosières. Then came the German Lys offensive with battles at Estaires and Hazebrouck. Even when sent to the Aisne as a quiet sector they were hit by the third offensive in May. During one of these offensives Private Louis Sutton was taken prisoner and quite possibly injured as well. He was taken to a prisoner of war camp at Glageon near Avesnes, where he died on the 25th July. He is buried in Glageon Communal Cemetery (H 2) and commemorated on the Wordsley Memorial.

Commemorated at:

Wordsley Holy Trinity

Wordsley Holy Trinity

High Street, Wordsley, West Midlands, DY8 5RU

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