William Harold HUTCHINS

HUTCHINS, William Harold

Service Number: 3065
Enlisted: 19 July 1915, Keswick, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 48th Infantry Battalion
Born: Prospect, South Australia, 18 March 1885
Home Town: Port Adelaide, Port Adelaide Enfield, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Seaman
Died: Killed in Action, France, 7 August 1916, aged 31 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, Picardie, France
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Peterhead Glanville School Roll of Honor, Port Adelaide St Paul's Church Memorial Alcove, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

19 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Keswick, South Australia
21 Sep 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 3065, 16th Infantry Battalion (WW1), Battle for Pozières , --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '12' embarkation_place: Adelaide embarkation_ship: HMAT Star of England embarkation_ship_number: A15 public_note: ''
21 Sep 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 3065, 16th Infantry Battalion (WW1), HMAT Star of England, Adelaide
7 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 3065, 48th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières , --- :awm_ww1_roll_of_honour_import: awm_service_number: 3065 awm_unit: 48 Battalion awm_rank: Private awm_died_date: 1916-08-07
Date unknown: Wounded 3065, 48th Infantry Battalion

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Mrs. Hutchins, of Mellor road, Glanville, has learned that her husband, Pte. W. H. Hutchins, was killed in action in France on August 7. He was well known at Port Adelaide, where for many years he was employed at the Colonial Sugar Refinery, and elsewhere. Just prior to enlisting he was engaged by Messrs. Walter and Morris in the timber trade. He was the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Hutchins, Hart street, Glanville. He left Australia on September 21, 1915, and served on Gallipoli. He was killed on the day that his brother-in-law, Pte. A. C. O. Moldes, was wounded. He was 31 years of age in March. He has left a widow and two children." - from the Adelaide Chronicle 21 Oct 1916 (nla.gov.au)