The son of Algernon Charles and Winifred Alice (Fell) Sutton, 2nd Lieutenant Oliver Manners Sutton, 3rd South Lancashire Regiment, received his Royal Aero Club Aviator's Certificate on 23 September 1916. After flying two-seaters for 21 Squadron, he was posted to 54 Squadron where he scored seven victories flying Sopwith fighters. Post-war, Captain Sutton was killed in an aeroplane accident at Martlesham. He was buried with military honours at Withyham on August 20
Military Cross (MC)
"Lt. Oliver Manners Sutton, S. Lane. R., Spec. Res. and R.F.C.
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. On at least eight separate occasions he showed great determination in attacking hostile aircraft, destroying them or driving them down out of control, and he has also done very good work in other flights by preventing hostile aircraft from getting on the tails of other machines. On one occasion, though his gun jammed, he dived three times and drove off an enemy machine."
Supplement to the London Gazette, 26 July 1917 (30204/7640)