Henry Edward (Eyes) SUTTOR


SUTTOR, Henry Edward

Service Number: 218006
Enlisted: 15 November 1967
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 5th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (5RAR)
Born: Mudgee, New South Wales, 13 April 1943
Home Town: Orange, Orange Municipality, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Soldier
Died: Killed in Action, South Vietnam, 16 November 1969, aged 26 years
Cemetery: Canobolas Orange Crematorium, NSW
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Orange Cenotaph, Orange HB2
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Vietnam War Service

15 Nov 1967: Enlisted Australian Army, Private, SN 218006
3 Feb 1969: Involvement Australian Army, Lance Corporal, SN 218006, 5th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (5RAR)
16 Nov 1969: Involvement Australian Army, Corporal, SN 218006, 5th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (5RAR)

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"218006 Lance Corporal (Temporary Corporal) 'Eyes' Suttor, 5th Battalion Royal Australian Regiment, Age 26 from Mudgee NSW. He enlisted as a regular soldier on 15th November 1967. On the morning of the 16th November 1969, Henry Suttor's platoon were advancing on a bunker system when at 0730hrs his section made contact with the VC. 'Eyes' was metres from the forward bunker when he called out that he was going to 'grenade it'. As Corporal Suttor raised himself to throw the grenade he was hit by two rounds of enemy fire. He dropped the grenade, and the grenade exploded killing him instantly." - SOURCE (www.findagrave.com)