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Alfred Cecil HUTTON

Regimental number6858
Place of birthLiverpool New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationRailway employee
AddressCootamundra, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs I Hutton, Rawson Street, Lidcombe, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date22 August 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, 22nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT SS Port Napier on 17 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Sergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 29 September 1917

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Medals

Military Medal

'During the offensive operations near ZONNEBEKE on 26th September, 1917, Corporal HUTTON set an example of courage of the highest order. When in charge of an advanced post to cover the work of consolidation he crawled forward to a position from which he and his section could enfilade an enemy post who were causing casualties amongst our working parties. This post came under heavy machine gun fire and all the men with him became casualties. He carried on alone until relieved 9 hours later.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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