Private Herbert Suter 1581 10th Lincolns ‘Grimsby Chums’

Private Suter was a member of the Machine Gun Section of the 10th Lincolns. He was killed in action on 28th July 1916, age 30.

Though he was buried, the location of his grave was lost. He is named on the Thiepval Memorial (Somme) and on the Wesley Chapel War Memorial which is now lost.

He was a local Wesleyan preacher and a member of the Rechabite Lodge.

Before the War Private Suter was an agent for the Wesleyan General Insurance Company. He then went to work at Rose Brothers in Gainsborough.

He then worked as a drayman for Mr. August Marshall, a coal merchant until he enlisted in November 1915.

He went to France in February 1916.

He left a widow and a son who was two-and-a-half.

His headstone was restored by the Friends.