Alan Thornhill HUTCHISON MiD

Badge Number: S717, Sub Branch: Burnside
S717

HUTCHISON, Alan Thornhill

Service Number: 1617
Enlisted: 7 October 1915, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Regimental Quartermaster Sergeant
Last Unit: 50th Infantry Battalion
Born: North Adelaide, South Australia, 13 September 1888
Home Town: North Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Civil Servant
Died: Natural Causes, South Australia, 5 March 1973, aged 84 years
Cemetery: North Road Cemetery, Nailsworth, S.A.
Memorials: Adelaide Grand Masonic Lodge WW1 Honour Board, North Adelaide Christ Church Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

7 Oct 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1617, 50th Infantry Battalion, Adelaide, South Australia
11 Apr 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1617, 50th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
11 Apr 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1617, 50th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Aeneas, Adelaide
28 May 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Regimental Quartermaster Sergeant, 50th Infantry Battalion
11 Nov 1918: Involvement SN 1617, 50th Infantry Battalion
14 Oct 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Regimental Quartermaster Sergeant, SN 1617, 50th Infantry Battalion

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Biography

"Hutchison was born in Adelaide on 13 September 1888 to George Thomas Hutchison and his wife Emily Edith nee Dawe, who were married in Adelaide in 1886. His brother William Arthur was born on 18 March 1892 and his sister Bessie Melbourne was born on 1 January 1893. The two brothers may have been in Darwin on opposing cricket teams in 1914, because a W. Hutchison and an A. Hutchison appear in results from the period. There is an article discussing Alan Hutchison who had left Darwin for the Front travelling from Adelaide to Perth for his marriage. Notification of his marriage appeared in the Advertiser of the 8 November 1919. He applied for a licence as a business salesman in Adelaide on 13 March 1950. Hutchison was an active member of the RSL in Adelaide, organising activities for the 50th Battalion AIF Club in 1950 and was a member of the Burnside RSL in 1954." - READ MORE LINK (hdl.handle.net)

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