Pair and GSM Kurdistan to 68766 Cpl S Sutton MGC 9th Light Armoured Motor Battery
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Samuel Sutton was born in London. In the pre-war years, he served in the 6th County of London Rifles.
On 20th October 1914, he attested for the 11th, however after six weeks he was transferred to The Royal Horse Guards, but he was discharged due to 'being unfit to ride horses'
He served with the Machine Gun Corps and went to France with them on 27th June 1916. His service papers give his unit as 9th Light Armoured Motor Battery.
Sutton went on to serve with the MEF in Basara, serving with the 8th Light Armoured Motor Battery MGC. It was with this unit that he earned the GSM.
Medals confirmed on service papers and on medal rolls.
Swing mounted in wrong order, but look to have been mounted in 1920s/1930s
Medals to a very rare unit. The 9th Light Armoured Motor Battery operated armoured cars on the Western Front. Many intersting articles on the unit online. His rank is GNR in his papers, so highly likley he operated the vickers machine guns in the turret of a Rolls Royce armoured car.