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Private James Russell Hutton

2nd Battalion Gordon Highlanders
Service No: s / 7902

James Russell Hutton grave





Personal details

Born / Resided

Coatbridge / 6 Bute Terrace, Coatbridge


Killed in Action 16/05/1915 from snipers bullet




Clerk in the Scottish Iron and Steel Works, Glasgow



Buried / Remembered

Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France

Family Information

Eldest son of Thomas Russell and Margaret B Hutton of 6 Bute Terrace, Coatbridge. Elder brother of Lance Corporal John Brownlie Hutton of the 6th Battalion Cameron Highlanders who was Killed in Action on the 26/09/1915 (see index)

Additional Information

James is listed as LANCE CORPORAL and 3RD BATTALION on the Memorial. On the morning of the 16/05/1915 a comrade asked James for the use of his knife and as he moved his hand to give his comrade the knife a German sniper opened fire hitting James` hand with the bullet entering his body. Despite help from his comrades he died. See photos for tribute from the Pulpit by the Rev Archibald Chisolm. Also remembered on the Coatbridge Technical College and Middle United Free Church Rolls of Honour and at the Family Plot in Old Monkland Cemetery (see photos). See photos for James` name on the Le Touret Memorial

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