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Basford Nottingham
John Oliver was the son of William Henry and Elizabeth Hutchinson. He was the husband of Minnie Hutchinson and the fatrher of Mary Elizabeth, John Oliver and Harry Hutchinson. In 1911 they lived at 4 Hackney Yard, Spring Close, Lenton, Nottingham. He was still living at the same address in December 1917 when he was presented with the Military Medal.
He was a lace threader in 1911.
20 May 1918
247653 - CWGC Website
G/62656 or 116401
  • MM MM Military Medal
36th Labour Bn London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers)
Prevously 15th Battalion Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment and 36th (Labour) Battalion Royal Fusiliers. He was awarded the Military Medal which was presented to him by the Mayor of Nottingham on 22 December 1917 at The Nottingham Exchange Hall. He is buried in Le Vertannoy British Cemetery (grave reference: B 17).
The following is from Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918: “MEDAL FOR A “BANTAM.” “Interesting Presentations at Nottm Exchange Hall. “An interesting little ceremony took place at the Nottingham Exchange Hall on Saturday, [22nd December 1917] the Mayor presenting Military Medals awarded to two local soldiers— Sergeant J. O. Hutchinson (Royal Fusiliers), [1] whose home is at 4, Hackney-yard, Spring-close, Lenton, and Private W. J. Dexter (Northumberland Fusiliers), [2] of 9, Trevitt-street, Robin Hood-chase, Nottingham. Among those present were the Sheriff of Nottingham (Mr. H. Offiler), Mr. C. M. Hitch (the United States Consul), Mr. A. Richardson, M.P., Colonel Donajowsky, Colonel Formby, and Mr. J. Clarkson. In making the presentation the Mayor complimented the men on the gallantry they have displayed, and expressed the hope that they would return to do their duty as citizens. He was particularly pleased to make the presentation to Sergeant Hutchinson, in view of the fact that he was originally a member of the Bantam Battalion raised in the city.” [3] [1] 'London Gazette,' 19th November 1917 (won with the Labour Corps) [2] 'London Gazette,' 22nd January 1917 [3] 'Nottingham Daily Express,' 24th December 1917 Note: L/Cpl. Walter James Dexter, M.M., “C” Company, 1/6th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers, was wounded and taken prisoner on 21st March 1918. He succumbed to his wounds in German hands on 22nd April 1918. Buried in Niederzwehren Cemetery, Kassel, he was the 25 year-old son of Samuel Smedley Dexter and Eliza Ann Dexter, of 9 Trevitt St., Nottingham.
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