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VC712   James Hutchinson

BORN   9 July 1895

DIED   21 January 1972   AGE   76

VC Won   26 June 1916   AGE   20

Place VC Won   Close to Blairville Wood, Ficheux, south of Arras, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1916

Name   James Hutchinson   No.   2579   

VC Issue No.   712   Awards   VC   

Regiment   Lancashire Fusiliers, 2/5th Battalion


Now   Royal Regiment of Fusiliers

Rank VC Won   Private

Rank End Of Career   Corporal

Place Of Birth   18 Bank Top, Radcliffe, Lancashire, England

Place Of Death   At his home, 'Barnshill', Zion Road, Torquay, Devon, England

Buried/Location Ashes   Torquay Crematorium, Torquay, Devon, England

Cremated   Torquay Crematorium, Torquay, Devon, England

Date Buried/Cremated   26 January 1972

Headstone   Ashes   Plot/Grave no.   Lawns, Garden of Remembrance

Gazetted   9 September 1916

VC Presented   2 December 1916 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England


Named in the Roll of Honour at Radcliffe and Bury Parish Churches, Lancashire

Memorial, Radcliffe Primary School, Radcliffe, Lancashire

P  22 Berberis Bush's Planted In Honour Of The 22 WW1 Victoria Cross Winners Of The Church Lads Brigade, The Church Lads & Church Girls Brigade, National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffordshire

By The Way…

One of the things he did after the war was run a boarding house in Torquay

VC Held By

Not known



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Thank You To The Late Kenneth Grey And The Church Lads & Church Girls Brigade For Information On Their National Memorial Arboretum Garden