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Private John Hutchison

10th Battalion Highland Light Infantry
Service No: 12599

John Hutchison grave

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Personal details

Family Information

Son of John and Helen C Hutchison of 36 Back Row, Whifflet, Coatbridge.

Born / Resided

Coatbridge / 36 Back Row, Whifflet, Coatbridge

Died

Killed in Action 25/09/1915 at Loos

Enlisted

Coatbridge

Employed

Rosehall Colliery

Age

27

Buried / Remembered

Cambrin Churchyard Extension Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France

Cemetery / Memorial Information

At one time, the village of Cambrin housed brigade headquarters but until the end of the First World War, it was only about 800 metres from the front line trenches. The village contains two cemeteries used for Commonwealth burials; the churchyard extension, taken over from French troops in May 1915, and the Military Cemetery "behind the Mayor's House." The churchyard extension was used for front line burials until February 1917 when it was closed, but there are three graves of 1918 in the back rows. The extension is remarkable for the very large numbers of graves grouped by battalion, the most striking being the 79 graves of the 2nd Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders and 15 of the 1st Cameronians (Row C), the 35 of the 2nd Royal Welch Fusiliers and 115 of the 1st Middlesex (Row H), all dating from 25 September 1915, the first day of the Battle of Loos. Cambrin Churchyard Extension contains 1,211 Commonwealth burials of the First World War, 8 being unidentified. There are also 98 French, 3 German and 1 Belgian burials here.

Additional Information

John was Killed in Action on the opening day of the Battle of Loos along with 63 other men from the Memorial. Also remembered on the East United Free Church Roll of Honour (see photos)

Photos
  Medal Index Card  newspaper clipping

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