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Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Ventnor -
- Holy Trinity Church -
- Gurney Sinclair Sutton Memorial -


In Holy Trinity Church, Ventnor, Isle of Wight, PO38 1UY
IWM War Memorials Archive Record

Link : War Memorials Archive Reference 40906  
Historic England Listing Status

Holy Trinity Church is Listed Grade C. Since the Memorial forms part of the fittings of the Church, it is assumed to be covered by the Listing.

Brass plaque.


Gurney Sinclair Sutton
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Further Information :

Son of Robert William Sutton (died 1889) and Rose Ellen Sutton (née Bacon), of Ventnor, Isle of Wight; husband of Nellie Louise Sutton (née Flux), of The Beeches, Ashey Rd., Ryde, Isle of Wight.

Born 1888, Ventnor.

Married 23 October 1914, Nellie Louise Flux, at All Saints Church, Ryde. One son, George, born 1915.

Census Information :

1891 : Rose Ellen Sutton, a widow, is with her sons, including Gurney aged 2, at 14, Eversfield Terrace, West Street, Ventnor. Rose Sutton is a Schoolteacher, of English and French.

1901 : Rose Sutton, a widow, is with her son Gurney aged 12, at 4, Eversfield Terrace, West Street, Ventnor. Rose Sutton is a Daily Governess.

1911 : Gurney Sutton, single, aged 22, is a Boarder with Lavinia Watts, at 24 Avenue Road, Weymouth. Gurney Sutton is a Bank Clerk.
Rose Ellen Sutton is at 3 Lynton Villas, Trinity Road, Ventnor. She is a Daily Governess.

Service Details :

Private 39872 Gurney Sinclair Sutton, 6th Bn., Dorsetshire Regiment.

Casualty Details :

Died : 27 August 1918, aged 30.
Buried at : Bulls Road Cemetery, Flers, Somme, France.

CWGC record ...

Commemorated on these Memorials :

Ventnor War Memorial
Holy Trinity Church, Ventnor, War Memorial
Ryde Borough War Memorial
All Saints Church, Ryde, War Memorial
All Saints Church, Ryde, War Memorial Chapel
County War Memorial, Carisbrooke Castle
Additional inscription on family headstone in Ryde Cemetery (RSHG)

Documents and newspaper reports :


Friday, October 23, 1914 Page 4

A SMART WEDDING was solemnised at All Saints' Church, Ryde, on Wednesday afternoon, when Miss Nellie Louise Flux, only daughter of Councillor F.G. Flux, J.P., and Mrs. Flux, of The Beeches, Ashey-road, Ryde, was married to Mr. Gurney Sinclair Sutton, of Cirencester, son of the late Mr. Robert Sutton, of Ventnor, and Mrs. Sutton. The bride, who was given away by her father, was charmingly robed in white satin charmeuse, trimmed with Limerick lace, with veil and orange blossoms, and carried a sheaf of lilies. Her four bridesmaids were Miss Lake (cousin), Miss Squire, Miss Nora Russell and Miss Ivy Hill. They wore pretty dresses of pale blue crepe de chene, with lace tunics, and wore black velvet hats trimmed with ermine. Their bouquets were of pale pink carnations. The bride's mother was gowned in pale Saxe charmeuse, and wore a velvet hat, with lancer plume and trimmed with sable, and carried a bouquet of roses. The ceremony was performed by the Vicar (the Rev. Hugh Le Fleming, M.A.) A reception followed at The Beeches, and later on the happy couple left for London, en route for Cornwall, where the honeymoon is being spent. The bride's going away dress was of Saxe blue with hat trimmed with wine coloured plumes. The presents were numbered nearly a hundred.


Saturday 28th September 1918

Personal War Notes
Ryde Men

We greatly regret to announce that Mrs. SUTTON, of the Beeches, Ashey-road, has received official news, that her husband Pte. Gurney Sinclair SUTTON, Dorset Regiment, was killed in France on August 27th. The gallant young fellow who gained the respect and esteem of all who knew him, was the son of the late Mr. R. W. SUTTON, and of Mrs. SUTTON of Ventnor, and some four years ago married the only daughter of Lieut. Col. F.G. FLUX and Mrs. FLUX, of The Beeches, Ryde.
When he joined up he was in the Southampton branch of the Capital and Counties Bank and was formerly in the Ryde branch. He leaves a little son aged 2.

Other Links :

Capital and Counties Bank

Acknowledgements :

Janet Griffin for newspaper research, Ryde Social Heritage Group
Page updated : 30 May 2012 (added biographical details)


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