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  • photo of Frank Hutchinson courtesy of Helen Stevenson
Person Details
Sutton in Ashfield Nottinghamshire
He was the son of John and Eliza Ellen Hutchinson and the brother of Ellen, Luther, May, Hilda, Clarence (killed in action 10/101/1918) and Edith Hutchinson. In 1911 they lived on Herne Street Sutton in Ashfield. He married his wife Martha Cannon in 1914 , their marriage was recorded in the Mansfield Registration district.
In 1911 he was a hosiery hand.
20 Jul 1918
28
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Private
2/5th Bn The Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment)
Private Frank Hutchinson, enlisted at Mansfield and served with 2/5th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment, he was killed in action on 20th July 1918. He is buried in Marfaux British Cemetery.
Article published 1st November 1918 in the Notts Free Press :- “PRIVATE F. HUTCHINSON, SUTTON. “Pte. Frank Hutchinson, 150, Outram-street, formerly of Edward-avenue, Sutton, was killed in action on July 20th [1918]. He joined the colours in December, 1916, and had been highly commended for his bravery. Though wounded, he brought in his officer, who was fatally injured. He returned to France in March last, and met with his death on the date stated. Of a quiet and amiable disposition, he was highly respected by all who knew him. Previous to enlistment he worked for Mr. B. Walton. He was 28 years of age, and leaves a wife and one child. “The following letter has been received: – “I have received your letter on the 9th enquiring after your brother, Private F. Hutchinson. I am very sorry it has been necessary for you to write. We have been too busy lately in our Companies to do much correspondence. You many have heard officially by now of your brother's death in action on 20th July. I am very sorry indeed about it, and would be very grateful to you if you would break the news to your people at home. It has been very difficult to get any details, as all the Company Officers and many of the N.C.O.'s were wounded, and did not come out of action with the men, but as far as I can make out, your brother went over the top with the Company about eight a.m. and was killed by their fire. He was buried within the next day or so, practically on the spot where he fell. It may be of some small consolation to you to know that he died fighting in one of the greatest and most important battles of the war. Our division and another were fighting side by side with the French and Italians, and we were attacking at a strong point in Champagne. Everybody worked magnificently, and it is owing to the supreme effort and self-sacrifice of such as your brother that we captured hundreds of prisoners and several kilometres of ground, and left a reputation with the French which will never die. Please accept all our sympathies in your great loss.” Above article is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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  • photo of Frank Hutchinson courtesy of Helen Stevenson
    Frank Hutchinson - photo of Frank Hutchinson courtesy of Helen Stevenson