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SUTTON, F H C - Lieutenant

Lieutenant
FRANCIS HUBERT CLIFFORD (F H C) SUTTON

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  • Lieutenant
    FRANCIS HUBERT CLIFFORD (F H C) SUTTON

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    FRANCIS HUBERT CLIFFORD (F H C) SUTTON
    Commissioned
    Lieutenant
    Royal Canadian Dragoons
    6 January 1901
    Died at sea of Enteric Fever
    BURIAL AT SEA

  • Lieutenant FRANCIS HUBERT CLIFFORD SUTTON's Story

  • Buried
    6 January 1901 - BURIAL AT SEA
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  • Before leaving Cape Town, Sutton had cabled his wife to meet him in Halifax.

    Lt. Sutton was a regular officer of the RCD (PAM) commissioned Lt. into 1st Bn CMR Special Service Force

    RCD PAM and 1st Bn Canadian Mounted Rifles (Renamed RCD on service in August 1900)

    Body taken to Halifax en route to Quebec City

     1st CMR was renamed RCD in August 1900. Sutton was transferred from B Sqn RCD PAM (Winnipeg) to A Sqn (Toronto) in 1898.  He died from Enteric Fever at sea aboard the Rosslyn Castle only hours from Halifax. At Halifax His body was put aboard an inbound tug which passed an outgoing tug carrying the wives of officers going to greet their husbands. The inbound skipper tried to stop the outgoing tug with a story that there was disease aboard the troopship. The tug with Mrs. Sutton aboard carried on and moored alongside the larger ship. The captain of the Rossland Castle had to descend a rope ladder to carry the bad news to the unaware new widow.

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