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ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMedical practitioner
Address'Stainsby', Stanton Road, Mosman
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32
Next of kinFather, Wm. Hutchinson, 'Stainsby', Stanton Road, Mosman
Enlistment date1 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentCaptain (Medical Officer)
Unit name20th Battalion, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/37/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board TRANSPORT Berrima on 25 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollMajor
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Medical Corps
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 30706 (28 May 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 165 (24 October 1918).

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and gazetted, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30448 (28 December 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57 (18 April 1918).

FateReturned to Australia 12 March 1919

Distinguished Service Order

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when in charge of the evactuation of wounded from the forward area. He led a relief of stretcher bearers over a track knee deep in mud and at times over his waits in water. Another time he led a party through an intense barrage, thus releiving a temporary congestion of the wounded. He had very little rest during the whole four days.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 150
Date: 24 September 1918

Other detailsMedals: Distinguished Service Order, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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