William James HUTCHINSON

William James Hutchinson Photo:
State Library of Queensland
Birthplace
Dubbo NSW
Resided
Toowoomba
Occupation
Labourer
Enlisted
19-January-1916
Place
Toowoomba
Age
18
Status
Single
Service No
5054
Rank
Private
Unit
26th Battalion, 13th Reinforcements
Embarked
04-May-1916
Place
Brisbane
Active Service
Egypt, Western Front
Highest rank
N/A
Honours and Awards
No
Fate
How Died
Killed in action
Date
20-November-1916
Place
Flers, France
Cemetery or Memorial
AIF Burial Ground, Flers, France
Notes

Also named on Toowoomba Mothers’ Memorial.

 

William Hutchinson arrived in France in October 1916 following several months training in Egypt and England. In November he was involved in heavy fighting near Flers that resulted in the capture of part of a German trench. But in a surprise attack two days later the enemy re-took the trench and he was killed in action. He was only 19.

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