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Francis Ormond HUTSON

Regimental number2527
Place of birthViolet Town Vic
ReligionChurch of England
AddressBalldale, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinSister, Mrs N A Croxford, Violet Town, Victoria
Enlistment date31 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on 16 July 1915
Unit from Nominal Roll21st Depot Unit of Supply
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal (Altered to Military Medal)

Recommendation date: 12-13 June 1916

FateReturned to Australia 9 February 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Kent Fedorowich

Military Medal

'These men were both in the raiding party, Private Hutson as spare bomber and [2915] Private J.H. Ward as scout. Both of these men showed great dash and determination in the trench, especially in showing prisoners their way over the parapet. When Private McKenzie was hit on their parapet, Ward and Hutson between them got him through their wire and then with McKissock got him back to our trench.'

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death17 December 1956
Age at death67
Place of burialCorowa Old Cemetery, New South Wales

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