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James HUTCHINSON

Regimental number379
Place of birthWinton England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressBrisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation35
Next of kinSister, Miss Louisa Hutchinson, Ingleton, York, England
Enlistment date30 December 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name42nd Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/59/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 5 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Work near Hamel on 8 August 1918.
Recommendation date: 15 August 1818

FateReturned to Australia 6 September 1919
Medals

Military Medal

On 8 August 1918, during the operation on the Somme, this N.C.O. kept his platoon well organised and well in hand. In spite of the dense fog and heavy enemy shellfire during the advance, this N.C.O. kept up good communication between flank units. His platoon reached its objective properly organised and with numbers complete and captured during the fight 27 prisoners besides inflicting numerous casualties on the enemy. Throughout the operation he set a fine example of courage and initiative.
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No 61
Date: 23 May 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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