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Daniel Edwin Sutterby

L/Cpl. Daniel Edwin Sutterby, MM, 96647, 10th Battalion Tank Corps

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.

Tales of valour

Military Medal

Near Morlancourt, on August 8th, 9th and 10th 1918, this N.C.O. showed conspicuous gallantry and endurance in driving his tank into action each day. When immobile through mechanical trouble, and under very heavy fire in front of our infantry line, he successfully executed necessary repairs and carried on to his objective although suffering from petrol fumes.