Suffolk WW1 veteran's grave found and given headstone
- Credit: Friends of Histon Road Cemetery
A Suffolk War veteran has been honoured with a gravestone in Cambridge 102 years on from his death.
Nelson Suttle, born in Stowupland, in 1898, served at the Battle of the Somme in July 1916 before being seriously injured in August.
He returned to England for hospital care and was discharged in 1918 from the Suffolk Regiment, which he joined in 1915, having served in the Suffolk Yeomanry in 1913.
The 21-year-old died a week before the war ended on November 4 after marrying Ethel Hollis in Chesterton, Cambridge.
He was given a headstone by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission thanks to the work of the Friends of Histon Road Cemetery, who were able to find his unmarked grave.
Michael French, chair of the Friends of Histon Road Cemetery, said: "The Cemetery is a focus of Remembrance and local history so we are delighted that Nelson’s grave is now marked and joins the 35 other memorials that remind us of local men who lost their lives in World War 1."
- 1 Fears Ipswich's best-known landmarks are at risk
- 2 'Extra-cautionary' Covid measures reintroduced at Kesgrave High
- 3 New barber's shop opens on Ipswich shopping parade
- 4 'The village already can't cope' - Concerns over 114-home plan
- 5 Ipswich mum 'eating junk food and take-aways' goes from size 22 to 12
- 6 Town centre delays following accident
- 7 Can you spot yourself in our first class school pictures from 2002?
- 8 Rail services disrupted for 4 hours as line blocked near Ipswich
- 9 Jailed company boss to sell home to repay swindled customers
- 10 NHS confirms new Ipswich 'super-surgery' should open in 2024