Private Edwin James Sutton

Edwin James Sutton was born on May 24, 1895 to James and Annie Sutton in Wales. After immigrating with his family to Canada and settling in Galt (Cambridge), Ontario Edwin worked as a labourer. Edwin decided to be one of the first to volunteer to join the Canadian Expeditionary Force. Edwin fought in the Canadian Infantry (Western Ontario Regiment) in Belgium. Sadly, on April 30th, a week after the beginning of the Second Battle of Ypres, Edwin was killed in action at just 19 years old. Private Edwin James Sutton is commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial in Belgium.

Service number: 7085

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“Canadian Virtual War Memorial: Edwin James Sutton,” Veterans Affairs Canada, accessed March 21, 2015,
“Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial,” Commonwealth War Graves Commission, accessed March 24, 2015,