World War 1
Search the known records to date of those lost from the wider Alnwick area in World War 1
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Cecil Gwyn Sutton-Jones
Royal Air Force (East Fortune)
Old Bewick Churchyard, Eglingham, Northumberland
On 19 December 1917 Cutton-Jones, who was 6ft 2Â” & weighed 164lbs, joined the Royal Field Artillery in Surrey, but almost immediately transferred to the Royal Flying Corps as a Miscellaneous Aviator, at 1s/6d. per day. Five months later, on 1 April 1918, he joined the R.A.F. & graduated as a flight cadet, on 15 July 1918.
Cecil died at Tynemouth on 11 September 1918. On 28 September 1918, the 'Gloucester Journal' reported 'F/L Cecil Glwyn Sutton-Jones RAF who travelled from Central America to join the army when war broke out has met with a fatal flying accident'.
Born in Ajimer, India on 14 November 1889, the only son of Mrs Georgina Sutton-Jones (b.1857; at Roseden, Wooperton, Northumberland; d. 1936, aged 79) & the late Col. George Goring John Sutton-Jones (Indian Army; b. 1859).
Sutton-Jones's father commanded the Bhopal Battalion until his death in India, on 31 October 1900, from a liver abscess.
In 1900, the 'Morpeth Herald' reported that Master Cecil Sutton-Jones attended the silver wedding party of Mr. & Mrs. Burdon at Hartford Hall, so it is possible that young Sutton-Jones was at school in this country.
In 1911 the unmarried Sutton-Jones was living with his widowed mother & two servants at Frenchwood House, Preston. He was employed as a Pupil Electrical Engineer.
At some point between 1911 & 1917, he & his mother must have travelled to America, as on 23 March 1917 they returned to Liverpool from New York on the Royal Mail Ship 'Baltic'. Their last residence was given as British Honduras.
Eglingham Cross Eglingham, Old Bewick Churchyard (Source: newmp.org.uk)