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  cap badgePrivate John Hutchison

10th Battalion Highland Light Infantry
Service No: 12599

John Hutchison grave





Personal details

Family Information

Son of John and Helen (Ellen) Cochrane Hutchison of 36 Back Row, Whifflet, Coatbridge. Husband of Ellen Edger Sinclair (formerly Hutchison) born 12/08/1890 of 104 South St, Perth. Father of 2 children, Ellen born 29/02/1912 and Agnes born 18/12/1913. From the 1891 Census - Address - 6 Craig St, Airdrie - Grandmother Mary V Cochrane aged 49, John's Mother Ellen Cochrane aged 25, Aunt Elizabeth Cochrane aged 26, Aunt Mary Cochrane aged 15, Uncle John Cochrane aged 13, John Hutchison aged 3, brother Thomas Hutchison aged 11 months. From the 1901 Census - Address - 44 Back Row, Rosehall, Coatbridge - Stepfather John Watson aged 42, John's Mother Ellen Watson aged 34, Stepbrother's George Watson aged 7, William Watson aged 6, Alexander Watson aged 6, Robert Watson aged 1, John Hutchison aged 12, brother Thomas Hutchison aged 10. John's Pension was awarded to his wife Ellen (who re-married) on the 25/04/1916. John's mother Ellen was a Claimant.

Born / Resided

Coatbridge / 36 Back Row, Whifflet, Coatbridge.


Killed in Action 25/09/1915 at Loos




Rosehall Colliery.


27 / DOB - 19/05/1888

Buried / Remembered

Cambrin Churchyard Extension Cemetery (J. 25), 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 many other men from the Memorial. 87 men from the Coatbridge Memorial fell during and from injuries from the Battle of Loos. A Grave photo donated by Mick McCann at the Also remembered on the East United Free Church Roll of Honour (see photos). See photos for John's Medal Index Card, his Newspaper clipping, his Birth Registry, his mention in the De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour, another photo of John's Grave, his CWGC Grave Registration x 2, his Headstone Report x 2, his Army Register of Soldiers Effects, Cambrin Churchyard Extension Cemetery, his Service Medal and Award Rolls x 2, the Highland Light Infantry Cap Badge and John's Pension Records x 2.

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