John and Godfrey were sons of William and Sarah Sutton of ‘Bumble’ Yetman NSW. John was thirty three when he enlisted at Taroom, Queensland in August 1915. He joined the 2nd Light Horse Regiment, 13th Reinforcement and left Australia for Egypt on HMAT A36 Boonah in January 1916.
He was sent to France in June and the following month transferred to the 4th Division Artillery. John became ill and was sent to England where he was admitted to 1st Southern General Hospital. A few months later he contracted mumps and was admitted to Parkhouse Military Hospital. By July 1917 he had rejoined his unit in France. He returned to Australia in November 1918.
Godfrey was an eighteen year old Labourer when he enlisted at Warwick, Queensland in February 1916. He joined the 25th Battalion, 15th Reinforcement and left Australia for England on HMAT A46 Clan Macgillvray in September. Following six weeks training he was sent to France in December. Just three months later he was Killed in Action in France. John is buried at Warlencourt British Cemetery, France. His few remaining possessions, including identity disc and letters were returned to his Mother.
John and Godfrey have their names recorded on the Yetman Honor Roll.