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236341   Able Seaman Frank Edward Sutton
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Dated added: 01/01/2016   Last updated: 09/06/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: HMS Black Prince, Royal Navy (British Navy)
Date Of Birth: 17/11/1890
Died: 31/05/1916 (Died at Sea)
Age: 25
Frank Edward Sutton was the second son of William Robert and Elizabeth Sutton. Frank was born on 17th November 1890 in Portsmouth. Frank’s Sutton only connection to Kilrea was that his mother lived at Drumagarner House, Kilrea for a time. There is no evidence to suggest Frank Edward Sutton lived or even visited Kilrea. Frank joined the Navy straight from The Royal Hospital School, Greenwich as Boy 2nd class in May 1906. Able Seaman Frank Edward Sutton died on 13st May 1916 when the ship was lost at the Battle of Jutland.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Portsmouth Naval Memorial
  Portsmouth, Hampshire, 
Grave Ref: Panel 13
CWGC Casualty 3038709
The Memorial is situated on Southsea Common overlooking the promenade, and is accessible at all times. A copy of the Memorial Register is kept at the Civic Offices in Guildhall Square and may be consulted there.
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1 Forgotten Heroes of Kilrea 1914-18 21
References and Links
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1 Militarian Forum Photo of H.M.S. Black Prince
2 National Archives UK Naval Medal card can be purchased here
3 Portsmouth Naval Memorial Photos of all the panels - Panel 13
4 Portsmouth War Dead Details of Frank Edward Sutton
Magherafelt District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2014-2023