• Horace William Sutton

Army / Flying Corps
  • 26th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • 7th Brigade
  • Private

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  • 1914–1915 Star
  • British War Medal
  • Victory Medal
  • Birth

    Burnie, TAS, Australia

  • Enlistment - WW1

    Tasmania 7315, Australia

Stories and comments
    • Service Wounding
    • Posted by owencook, Tuesday, 14 September 2021

    An original member of D Coy, he saw service on Gallipoli and later in France where he was severely wounded at Pozieres, 29 Jul 1916. He was subsequently repatriated to Australia.

    • The men of D Company 26th Battalion
    • Posted by jaydsydaus121, Thursday, 4 November 2021

    North Western Advocate and the Emu Bay Times (Tas), Friday 8 December 1916, page 3 "HOME SWEET HOME" BURNIE SOLDIERS' RETURN. ENTHUSIASTIC RECEPTION. The home-coming of Lieut. J. A. Hurst and Private H. Sutton at Burnie last night was characterised by the utmost enthusiasm. Long before, the train from Launceston was due a large crowd had assembled in the vicinity of the railway station, the railing at the bottom of Catley street being also lined with people. The train was an hour late, but the crowd waited and steadily grew, and it was estimated that over 500 people were assembled. The Burnie band, which had met to assist in making the welcome more fitting, played several selections on Marine Terrace until the train came. As it steamed in "Home Sweet Home" was played, and there was an eager rush to catch a glimpse of the two soldiers, who had participated with the Anzacs in the 'Big Push.' They were the first to return from the Western front to Burnie. While both looked well and cheerful, they bore signs of having faced the fury of those July and August charges, as in both instances arms were supported by slings. Lieut. Hurst had the back of his hand blown away, but it is now healing satisfactorily. Private Sutton had the elbow of his left arm broken by a bullet. They were met by the Warden (Cr. O. G. Norton) and Major W. Hodgman, of the 91st Infantry, of which both were members prior to enlisting. The Warden expressed a very warm welcome to both soldiers. Referring to Lieut. Hurst, he said that he had re-turned to the district whence he had gone with well deserved promotion. He had enlisted as a private, had left Tasmania as a sergeant, and had received -promotion on the field — he might say in the firing line — and unfortunately had been put out of action in the Big Push. They were pleased both had returned to them, and they were proud of them for the work they 'had done for the Empire. Great things could be done for the Empire in Tasmania as well as in France, and he hoped to see both of them assisting in that direction at a later date. At the request of the Warden three hearty cheers were given for the men. Major Hodgman was pleased to welcome Lieut. Hurst and Private Sutton back on behalf of their old regiment. They regretted both had been injured, but were pleased to see them back again after having done noble service. The Warden had said there was great work to do, and that was in getting men to go who were eligible and who had not gone. Shame on the men who would not go. Lieut. Hurst thanked the people for their welcome. He had only tried to do his best, but considered that those who had gone before had done ten times more than he. Lieut. Hurst, who went on to Wynyard, will return to Launceston in a fortnight's time for medical attention, after which he will endeavor to obtain permission to take part in the recruit-ing campaign. He states that more men are urgently required. North Western Advocate and the Emu Bay Times (Tas), Tuesday 12 December 1916, page 2 Privates J. Reardon, 12th Battalion, and H. Sutton, 26th Battalion, who returned from France last week, and have since been spending a few days with their relatives at Burnie, proceeded to Launceston by yesterday afternoon's train to enter the Base Hospital for further treatment.