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Information on military records indicate that he was the son of James Hutton and the brother of William and Irvine (see 'extra information'). There is a family recorded on the 1901 Census for Scotland which might be James' family: 21 Sandholes, Paisley, Renfrewshire. Parents, James and Elizabeth Hutton, and children, Katie (21), William (16), Henrietta (14), Marion (12), James (8), Irvine (6) and David (2). James' age when he was killed in July 1916 is recorded on CWGC as 22. This family has not been traced with any certainty on other census returns. The CWGC record also gives the information that James 'was the husband of Minnie Hutton of 49 Brownlow Road, Mansfield' and there is a record of a marriage between a James Hutton and a Minnie Hutchby in 1914 (marriage registered J/A/S Mansfield). There is a Minnie Hutchby on the 1911 Census living at 48 Brownlow Road, Mansfield. The household comprised her father, Joseph Hutchby (42) a dealer and greengrocer, her mother, Elizabeth Hutchby (43) and her sister Elizabeth (17). Her parents had been married for 21 years and had had four children although a Willie Hall (4, b. Langwith Derbyshire) was also living with the family and was described as her parents' adopted son. Minnie was eleven years old at the time of the census; she was born in Sheffield, birth registered 1899 A/M/J Sheffield, and was baptised in Sheffield on 10 May 1899. If this is a correct identification for Minnie she would only have been 15 years old when she married James. The legal minimum age for marriage was not raised to 16 until 1929 when Parliament passed the Ages of Marriage Act. There is a record of the registration of the birth of a James J Hutton in Mansfield in 1915 (J/F/M), mother's maiden name Hutchby. James Hutton senior did not serve abroad until September 1915. A Minnie Hutton married Francis TC Kehoe in 1920 (marriage registered J/F/M Mansfield); she died at the age of 78 (b. 21 April 1899) on 2 November 1977 at Newstead Hospital, Ravenshead, Nottinghamshire. However, there is also a record of a marriage between a Minnie Hutton and Thomas C Keogh in 1937 (marriage registered A/M/J Mansfield); no further records found. James' brother, Irvine, served in the 1st Battalion Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) and was killed in France on 6 November 1914.
12 Jan 1916
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He lived in Mansfield at the time he enlisted in Mansfield
Royal Field Artillery
'D' Bty, 112th Bde. He served in France from 26 September 1915. He died of wounds and is buried in Bouzincourt Communal Cemetery Extension (grave ref. I.D.18). He qualified for the 1915 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.
James' name has not yet been found on any Nottinghamshire war memorial and he was identified for the Roll of Honour from the address of his next of kin on the CWGC record. His widow Minnie was his sole legatee. The entry on the Registers of Soldiers' Effects (James Hutton) is annotated, 'estate of bro. Irvine.' This refers to Minnie's brother-in-law, 3/2632 Private Irvine Hutton, 1st Bn Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). (Service number recorded as 3/2635 on the Registers of Soldiers' Effects.) Irvine Hutton died of wounds on 6 November 1914 (Ypres Menin Gate Memorial). Irvine had named his father James, and brother William, as legatees but William's name was deleted on the Register and annotated, ‘cancelled, 1.8 [date obscured]' and his sister-in-law, Minnie Hutton, named as a legatee ‘at Bro. Wm’s request, share due to brother James (now dead)’.
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