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William Harry HUTCHINGS

Regimental number380
Place of birthKent England
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMother, Mrs Bertha Hutchings, Derry Down, Orpington, Kent, England
Enlistment date21 September 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll21 September 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll16th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 1 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 4 June 1919

Military Medal

'This N.C.O. was in charge of No. 2 Platoon and during the operations on the 26th September, 1917, near ZONNEBEKE, did extraordinarily good work. During the attack he led his Platoon with great gallantry and initiative, and during the consolidation of the Red Line, he was everywhere, urging and encouraging the men to do their utmost. In a addition to his ordinary duties he found time to attend to the wounded. During the attack single handed he accounted for several Germans who he killed, and took some six prisoners. His work throughout was of first class quality and he is recommended for distinction.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

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