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Major General Francis Arthur Sutton M.C. born England 14 February 1884 died Hong Kong 22 October 1944 was an English born adventurer known as "One Arm Sutton" after losing part of an arm by a hand grenade at the Battle of Gallipoli.[1] He built railways in Mexico and Argentina. Sutton held a commission in the Royal Engineers[2] during World War I. He also mined in Siberia and Korea. Sutton became a Major General for a Chinese warlord, and he was interred in Hong Kong during World War II where he died of dysentery.[3][4]



  • Sutton, F. A. One Arm Sutton 1933 Macmillian
  • Drage, Charles General of Fortune: The Story of One Arm Sutton 1973 White Lion Publishers


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