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Eckington Sheffield Yorkshire
George was the son of John Jabez Holworthy Hutchinson and his wife Annie Elizabeth (née Norris). His father John Hutchinson was born in Codnor, Derbyshire, in about 1861. His mother Annie Elizabeth was born in Caunton, Nottinghamshire, in 1865, the daughter of Emily Norris, and baptised at Caunton St Andrew in December 1866. Her mother married Joseph Marshall in 1868 and in 1871 the family was living in Worksop, Nottinghamshire. Annie Elizabeth was recorded on the 1871 census with the surname Marshall but by 1881 was using the surname Norris and used her birth name when she married John Hutchinson in 1887 (reg. Worksop). John and Annie had seven children: Sarah Elizabeth b. Clowne Derbayhire 1887, John William b. Eckington 1889, Bertha Annie b. Nottinghamshire abt. 1891, Thomas b. Renishaw abt. 1893, George b. Eckington abt 1896 bap. Eckington St Matthew 25 March 1896, Jabez b. Eckington abt. 1899 and Nellie b. Eckington 1901. In 1891, John, a coal miner, Annie and their two children Sarah and John were living at Todds Row, Kirkby in Ashfield. They had moved to Mary Street, Eckington, Chesterfield, by 1901: John, Annie and children Sarah, John, Bertha, Thomas, George and Jabez. The youngest child, Nellie, was born later that year. John and Annie with five of their children: William, a miner, Thomas occupation miner but probably not in work at the time of the census, George a pony driver/miner, Jabez and Nellie were living at 40 High Street, Eckington. The eldest daughter, Sarah, had married John Richards at Eckington parish church in February 1910. The second daughter, Bertha, has not yet been traced on the 1911 Census. George's father probably died in 1913 (reg. Chesterfield). From the 1921 Census (basic details only sighted) it seems likely that Annie, her son Jabez and daughter Nellie plus one other, were still living in Eckington (Chesterfield registration district) and the CWGC record gives John and Annie's address as 8 William Street, Eckington, Sheffield. However, the pension ledger record has Annie's address as Mansfield Woodhouse. George's brother Thomas, a rope hand (colliery), probably joined the Royal Navy as a Stoker 2nd Class (SS112804) on 16 September 1912 on a short service engagement (5 years RN 7 years Royal Fleet Reserve). He was advanced Stoker 1st Class on 16 September 1913. War service extended his service engagement and he was not demobilized until 7 February 1919, joining the Royal Fleet Reserve on 8 February 1919.
1911 - pony driver/miner.
16 Jun 1915
1615614 - CWGC Website
Ratcliffe Gate, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire.
1st Bn Lincolnshire Regiment
1st Bn Lincolnshire Regiment. The 1st Battalion was serving in Portsmouth in August 1914, part of 9th Brigade, 3rd Division. The Battalion moved to France on 14 August. George served with the BEF France from 1 April 1915 and was killed in action less than three months later on 16 June 1915; his death was presumed to have occurred 'on or since that date.' The Battallion had taken part in the Battle of Bellwaarde on 16 June when it lost four officers and 94 other ranks. (See www.westernfrontassociation.com/world-war-i-articles/the-liverpool-scottish-at-bellewaarde) George has no known grave and is commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium (Panel 21). He qualified for the 1915 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal. CWGC - History of Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial (extract): 'The Menin Gate is one of four memorials to the missing in Belgian Flanders which cover the area known as the Ypres Salient. Broadly speaking, the Salient stretched from Langemarck in the north to the northern edge in Ploegsteert Wood in the south, but it varied in area and shape throughout the war. The Salient was formed during the First Battle of Ypres in October and November 1914, when a small British Expeditionary Force succeeded in securing the town before the onset of winter, pushing the German forces back to the Passchendaele Ridge. The Second Battle of Ypres began in April 1915 when the Germans released poison gas into the Allied lines north of Ypres. This was the first time gas had been used by either side and the violence of the attack forced an Allied withdrawal and a shortening of the line of defence ... The site of the Menin Gate was chosen because of the hundreds of thousands of men who passed through it on their way to the battlefields.' (www.cwgc.org)
See also CWGC Additional information: 'Son of John Jabez Holworthy Hutchinson and A. Elizabeth Hutchinson, of 8, William St., Eckington, Sheffield.' Registers of Soldiers' Effects: his mother Annie and brother Thomas were his legatees. WW1 Pension Ledgers: named his mother, Annie Hutchinson, of Mansfield Woodhouse.
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  • Commemorated on the  Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium. (www.cwgc.org)
    George Hutchinson - Commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium. (www.cwgc.org)