Nugent Moore ‘Doc’ Sutton was born in Liverpool, Lancashire in 1857, the son of Doctor Theophilus Edward and Eleanor McBurnie Sutton. He enlisted in the British Mercantile Marine as a ship’s steward and, being unmarried, resided with his parents and siblings when in England and had a room in a boarding house in Brooklyn, New York City, when in America. He became a naturalised citizen of the United States of America on 10 February 1910.
In 1915 he lived at 6 Menstone Road, Newsham Park, Liverpool, when in England, which was the home of his sister, Eleanor Sutton.
He engaged as a pantry steward in the Stewards' Department on board the Lusitania at Liverpool on 12 April 1915 and reported for duty the morning of 17 April 1915, just before the liner left Liverpool for the final time.
He was killed when the ship was sunk. As his body was not recovered and identified afterwards he has no known grave, so he is commemorated on the Memorial to the Missing of the Mercantile Marine at Tower Hill, London.
He was aged 58 years at the time of his death.
1861 Census of England and Wales, 1881 Census of England and Wales, 1891 Census of England and Wales, 1900 U.S. Federal Census, 1901 Census of England and Wales, 1911 Census of England and Wales, Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Cunard Records, Liverpool Echo, PRO BT 334.