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Town Hall, 333 Bay Street, Port Melbourne

Hutchinson, William (875)

Place of Birth: Perth, WA

Age: 29 years 4 months

Enlistment Details: Friday, 9 July 1915 – Melbourne, VIC

Service Number: 875           view online service record

42 Liardet Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Next of Kin:
Joseph Hutchinson (father)
21 Overend Street
East Brunswick, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: Tuesday, 9 November 1915
Ship: HMAT Wandilla A62
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 31st Infantry Battalion

KIA: Monday, 17 September 1917
Place: France

NOK at embarkation: A H Hutchinson (wife), 42 Liardet Street, also at 185 Dow Street and 50 Garton Street, Port Melbourne

Bombardier, 6 Field Artillery, killed in action 17 September, 1917, aged 31, commemorated Menin Gate Memorial, Belgium.

Father: Joseph HUTCHINSON, wife, Mrs Amelia H Hutchinson, born Perth. He enlisted as a 29-year-old storeman with his father in East Brunswick, but he appears to have married prior to embarking with wife at 42 Liardet Street, later addresses shown at 185 Dow and 50 Garton Streets. No circular returned, shown as W H on Honour Board at the Town Hall.

Additional research by Brian Membrey


  • Brian Membrey
    Posted October 18, 2016 3.27 pm 0Likes

    “… it happened well in our line. A shell got right on top of three of them, killing all three instantaneously. I saw it happen. I know they were buried in a soldier’s cemetery just by Ypres. I have only seen their graves from the road, have not been right up to them … Hutchinson’s people have been making enquiries from the Bty and particulars were sent to his people …” (Sgt. H. E. Whattall, 9142)

  • Brian Membrey
    Posted July 5, 2017 7.35 pm 0Likes

    HUTCHINSON.- Killed in action somewhere in France, 17th September, Bombardier Will Hutchinson, dearly beloved husband of Millie, and youngest son of Mr. and the late Mrs. Hutchinson, of Brunswick.
    I pictured my husband returning,
    And longed to clasp his hand;
    But death has altered our meeting,
    Some day I may understand.
    -(Inserted by his sorrowing wife, 304 Ross street, Port Melbourne)

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