Daniel Edwin Sutterby
Daniel Sutterby was born in September 1898, the son of a farmer in Spalding, Lincolnshire. He was 17 years old when he joined the army of the first World War. Intrigued by all things mechanical and able to drive, to volunteer for the Tank Corps was for him a natural choice.
He won his Military Medal at Morlancourt in August 1918 for repairing his tank when it broke down in action in a situation which endangered the lives of the crew. He came through the war without serious injury except that he was hit in the back by a rolling barrel of oil which gave him problems in later life.
He returned to farming after the war, married Alice Stratton, and had three children. A quiet, hardworking man he was much valued and loved by his family. He died of a heart attack in 1969.
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BRITISH WAR MEDAL 1914-18 (SILVER)
Country: United KingdomBritish War Medal 1914 - 1920 This medal, issued in both silver and bronze ...