Sutton Henry (Sid) FERRIER


FERRIER, Sutton Henry

Service Number: 176
Enlisted: 12 December 1914, Enlisted at Guildford, WA
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 10th Light Horse Regiment
Born: Coleraine, Victoria, Australia, 1877
Home Town: Guildford, Swan, Western Australia
Schooling: Caraport, Casterton and Portland State Schools, Victoria
Occupation: Contractor
Died: Gangrene from bomb wounds to the shoulder and arm, At sea on board HS Devanha , Gallipoli, Dardanelles, Turkey, 9 September 1915
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Buried at sea , Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli Peninsula, Canakkale Province, Turkey
Memorials: 10th Light Horse Regiment Memorial WA, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Carapook State School Roll of Honour, Casterton War Memorial, Echuca War Memorial, Lone Pine Memorial to the Missing
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World War 1 Service

12 Dec 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Trooper, SN 176, 10th Light Horse Regiment, Enlisted at Guildford, WA
8 Feb 1915: Involvement Private, SN 176, 10th Light Horse Regiment, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
8 Feb 1915: Embarked Private, SN 176, 10th Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Mashobra, Fremantle
9 Jul 1915: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 10th Light Horse Regiment, In the field
16 Aug 1915: Promoted AIF WW1, Corporal, 10th Light Horse Regiment, In the field
29 Aug 1915: Wounded AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 176, 10th Light Horse Regiment, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli, Died at sea of bomb wounds to the right shoulder and invalided out the same day
9 Sep 1915: Involvement Corporal, SN 176, 10th Light Horse Regiment, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
4 Dec 2020: Involvement AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 176, 10th Light Horse Regiment, The August Offensive - Lone Pine, Suvla Bay, Sari Bair, The Nek and Hill 60 - Gallipoli

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

May have lowered his age at the time of enlistment as his birth was registered in 1877

Son of John Ferrier and Alicia Jane (nee Hanlon) Ferrier of Portland, Victoria

Brother of James William Hanlon Ferrier, John Middlemas Ferrier, Peter David Ferrier, Elizabeth Maria Beatrice Ferrier, Alicia Jane Ferrier, Oliver Douglas Ferrier, Wilhelmina Esther Ferrier, Mary Middlemas Ferrier, Ivy Adrian Hope Ferrier and Roy Anthoy Decimal Ferrier

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal


Biography contributed by Evan Evans

From gilly100 of the Great War Forum

Medal for Gallantry awarded to 176 Cpl SH Ferrier 10th Light Horse Regiment AIF for Hill 60 Gallipoli action

On Friday 4 December 2020 in the Commonwealth of Australia Gazette C2020G00981 under Gallantry & Distinguished Awards, No.176 Cpl Sutton Henry Ferrier was awarded the Medal for Gallantry, some 105 years after his participation in the battle for Hill 60 Gallipoli in August 1915.

"For acts of gallantry in action in hazardous circumstances during an assault by 10th Light Horse Regiment on Hill 60 at Gallipoli, Turkey, on 29 August 1915."

Fantastic news for the Ferrier family on this belated recognition. The presentation will be made at a later date. Great work by all those who lobbied for this worthy recognition. Ferrier was at the forefront of the fighting with his officer Hugo Throssell VC, and while there was the VC, four DCM's and 14 mentions in despatches conferred on 10th Light Horse members for this fighting, Ferrier was overlooked. He lost an arm and subsequently died of his wounds on a hospital ship over a week later and was buried at sea. More to come on this in due course.