Thomas Hutchin

Name

Thomas Hutchin
1887

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

12/03/1915

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Serjeant
5359
Bedfordshire Regiment
2nd Bn.

Awards

British War and Victory medals

Cemetery/Memorial

LE TOURET MEMORIAL
Panel 10 and 11.
France

Headstone

>N/A

UK Memorials

The Church of St Mary the Virgin, Albury, Not on Bishop's Stortford memorials

Pre War

Thomas Hutchin was born in 1887 at Albury, Herts, the son of George and Mary Ann Hutchin. In 1891 The family were living at Workhouse Lane, Albury and his father was an agricultural labourer. By 1901 although still in Albury they were the New Cottages and in his father was working as a horsekeeper and Thomas was described as a house boy. In 1911 His widowed father and two siblings are still in Albury but Thomas was not living with them.


Wartime Service

He enlisted in Hertford with the 2nd Bedfordshires with the rank of Sergeant, so presumably had some previous military experience. He arrived in France in October 1914. He was killed at the battle of Neuve Chappelle on the same day as Phillip Cogan of Furneux Pelham. His Reg. No. given as 4/5359 on medal card and roll

Additional Information

His father George received a war gratuity of £5 and pay owing of £11 2s 8d. N.B. On some records the surname Hutchin appears as Hutchins, with an 's'. Even though Thomas Hutchin was killed in action in France in 1915, the medal roll index card only shows him receiving the Victory and British War Medals, not the 1914 or 1915 Star.

Acknowledgments

Brenda Palmer
Jonty Wild