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Kenneth James HUTTON

Regimental number3976
Address337 Collins Street, Hobart, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, J.E. Hutton, State School, Kellevie, Tasmania
Enlistment date24 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 23 November 1915
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal (Awarded)

Conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty throughout operations East of Ypres, rendering valuable services as a gunner.
Recommendation date: 17 October 1917

Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)see other

Military Medal

'During operations at BROODSEINDE RIDGE east of YPRES, Pte. HUTTON showed conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. Although buried by a shell which wounded the remainder of the gun team he refused to leave his gun as this would have meant his gun being thrown out of action. His coolness and courage throughout the whole of the operation was a very high order and set a splendid example to those near him.'

Date of death13 November 1953
Place of burialKorumburra Cemetery

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