From Hoole History and Heritage Society

DUTTON, Frederick

Frederick DUTTON

Regiment: 460 Sqn. Royal Australian Air Force

Rank: Sergeant – Wireless Operator/Air Gunner

Died: 17 February 1942

Aged: 20

Buried/ Memorial: Overleigh Cemetery Chester

Address: 53 Pine Grove, Hoole

Cheshire Observer 28 February 1942


Mr and Mrs E. Dutton of 53 Pine Grove, Hoole, last week received the sad news that their son, Sergt. Wireless Operator Air Gunner Frederick Dutton, R.A.F., had been killed on active service. Educated at All Saints School, Sergt. Dutton was employed at Williams and Williams Reliance Works, Chester. He later became a clerk in the Hoole Council offices, where he remained until he joined the R.A.F. about 18 months ago. Aged 20, he had been on many operational flights with the R.A.F. Sergt Dutton was well known in Hoole and district. While in the R.A.F. he won a medal for football. He was also an enthusiastic angler.

[There follows an account of the funeral service.]