Leslie Charles Sutton

1910–1985 (Age 75)
Marlborough, New Zealand

The Life of Leslie Charles

When Leslie Charles Sutton was born on 2 January 1910, in Marlborough, New Zealand, his father, Charles Austin Sutton, was 30 and his mother, Edith Winifred Parkinson, was 21. He married Rata McMullen Clark in 1940, in New Zealand. He died on 4 October 1985, in Auckland, North Island, New Zealand, at the age of 75, and was buried in Bay of Plenty, New Zealand.

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Leslie Charles Sutton
Rata McMullen Clark
Marriage: 1940

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New Zealand

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World Events (8)


Age 4

Outbreak of World War I. New Zealand commits thousands of troops to the British war effort. They suffer heavy casualties in the Gallipoli campaign in Turkey in 1915.
1923 · New Zealand's Claim to Antartica

Age 13

The Ross Dependency is a New Zealand dependency located on the Antarctician Continent. It is the only settlement on the Antartica that is claimed by a sovereign nation. New Zealand still owns claim even after the Antarctic Treaty that was signed in 1959 by 11 other nations. 

Age 29

WWII. Troops from New Zealand see action in Europe, North Africa and the Pacific during World War II.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the extremely numerous places called Sutton, from Old English sūð ‘south’ + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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  • Leslie Charles Sutton, "BillionGraves Index"
  • Headstone image of Leslie Charles Sutton from billiongraves.com

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