Personal info

  • Name: James HUTCHINSON
  • D.O.B: 9th July, 1895
  • D.O.A: 28th June, 1916
  • D.O.D: 21st January, 1972
  • Award: Victoria Cross
  • Occupation at time of action: Private, 2/5th Battalion The Lancashire Fusiliers

Near Ficheux, France 28 June 1916

28 June 1916

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The First World War. 1916 

On 28 June 1916 there was a further VC action at Ficheux, south-west of Arras, the location of Private A H Procter’s gallant act on the 4th

Citation

 For most conspicuous bravery. During an attack on the enemy’s position this soldier was the leading man, and, entering their trench, shot two sentries and cleared two of the traverses. After our object had been gained and retirement ordered, Private Hutchinson, on his own initiative, undertook the dangerous task of covering the retirement, and he did this with such gallantry and determination that the wounded were removed into safety. During all this time this gallant soldier was exposed to fierce fire from machine guns and rifles at close quarters. 

Supplement to The London Gazette of 8 September 1916. 9 September 1916, Numb. 29740, p. 8870

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