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Hutchison, H.M., 2nd Lieut., 1917
Photo: James Pasby Smiths Dock June 1919 page 12

2nd Lieut Hugh Maxwell Hutchison

Second Lieutenant Hugh Maxwell Hutchison 12324, serving with the 4th Platoon, A Company, 9th (Quayside) Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers who died 24/11/1917.

Hugh enlisted in August 1914.

He was employed at the Bull Ring as a clerk at Smiths Docks

After training he went to France in July 1915, was out there 21 months without leave, and came home early in 1917.

He was recommended for a commission by the C.O. of the battalion. At the time of coming home was acting sergeant-major, and had been twice recommended for the D.C.M,. He returned to France in September, 1917, as second-lieutenant of the 26th Battalion (Tyneside Irish), Northumberland Fusiliers, was wounded (while in the trenches) by a shell on November 24th, 1917.

He was so badly wounded that he never got beyond the [Casualty] clearing station, and died there on November 29th 1917.

He was 23 and a half years of age at the time of his death. The wound to the head was so severe that his case was apparently hopeless from the first, but in addition to the head wound he was badly wounded in the right arm, side and leg.

Source: Smith's Dock Monthly Magazine June 1919 page 12

He is remembered at North Shields on N34.02, N34.30, N34.36, N34.48 in S86.004 page 132, and in NUT241

The CWGC entry for 2nd Lieutenant Hutchinson

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