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John Alexander HUTCHINSON

Regimental number858
AddressDaniel Street, Granville, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, Hutchinson, Daniel Street, Granville, New South Wales
Enlistment date22 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board TRANSPORT A23 Suffolk on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll54th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 24 September 1918

Military Medal

'At PERONNE during operations on 1st/2nd September 1918, for conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. Throughout the operations he displayed to a marked degree a fine quality of resource, judgement and daring. His sound leadership and coolness inspired his men and he was largely responsible for the success of the advance on the right flank of his Company.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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