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HUTTON Henry (Harry)

Service number 3325

On the 23rdSeptember 1918 Harry was admitted to hospital as he had been gassed. Returned to Australia on the 28th March 1919. Discharged on the 6thJuly 1919.

On the 7thApril 1928 Harry’s wife writes to the War Office that Harry is missing his discharge papers. They were residing at 16 Chapel Street, West Melbourne.

On the 15thMay 1946 Harry Hutton, Cardinia Creek, Beaconsfield, writes requesting a replacement badge as he had lost his while out collecting wood.

On the 28thApril 1964 the following letter is sent from the Berwick RSL to the Army Records Section Melbourne.

“Dear Sir,

A 1914-1915 Star has been found and handed in to us. It bears the following inscription:- 3325; Pte H Hutton 6/Bn AIF. I am told that this man lived for a time in Berwick and died here. Can you let me know if there are any next of kin to whom I can return the Medal?

Yours Faithfully,

J E Bruce

Hon Secretary.”

The return letter requested the Star be mailed to the storeroom for safekeeping which it was on the 22ndMay 1964.

Died on the 7thMay 1953.

Buried on the 11thMay 1953 at Berwick Cemetery.

Name HUTTON, Henry (Harry)
Service Number 3325
Rank Private
Roll 6 Infantry Battalion 10-12 Reinforcements (September- November 1915)
Conflict First World War 1914-1918
Embarked 11th October 1915
City Melbourne
Ship HMAT Nestor A71
Age 32 years
Birth Place 1882, South Melbourne, Victoria
Father John Hutton, Brunswick Street, Coburg, Victoria
Mother Rebecca (Osborne) Hutton
Religion Church of England
Occupation Tyremaker (rubber)
Residence 4 Herbert Street, Footscray, Victoria
Enlisted 9thJuly 1915
Height 5 feet, 6½ inches
Complexion Sallow; Eyes- Grey; Hair- Brown and Scanty