Kenneth James (Pat) HUTTON MM

HUTTON, Kenneth James

Service Number: 3976
Enlisted: 24 May 1915
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 1st Machine Gun Company
Born: Sheffield, Tasmania, Australia, 17 April 1893
Home Town: Hobart, Tasmania
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: 13 November 1953, aged 60 years, cause of death not yet discovered, place of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Korumburra Civil Cemetery
Memorials: Bream Creek, Copping & Kellevie HR
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World War 1 Service

24 May 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 3976, 8th Infantry Battalion
23 Nov 1915: Involvement Private, 3976, 8th Infantry Battalion
23 Nov 1915: Embarked Private, 3976, 8th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ceramic, Adelaide
2 Aug 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 3rd Machine Gun Company
22 Aug 1916: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, 3976, 3rd Machine Gun Company, GSW to scalp
15 Oct 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 3rd Machine Gun Company
5 May 1918: Promoted AIF WW1, Corporal, 3rd Machine Gun Company
27 Jun 1918: Honoured Military Medal, Broodseinde Ridge, During operations at BROODSEINDE RIDGE east of YPRES on the 4/10/1917, Pte. HUTTON showed conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. Although buried by a shell which wounded the remainder of the gun team he refused to leave his gun as this would have meant his gun being thrown out of action. His coolness and courage throughout the whole of the operation was a very high order and set a splendid example to those near him
2 Jul 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Corporal, 3976, 1st Machine Gun Company

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Biography contributed by Evan Evans


UPDATE ....... back on Oct 31st 2013 I asked if anyone could identify the PAT who sent 5 postcards I had just found in my Mum's Memorabilia - all the postcards were sent from France and Belgium 1916/17 to our Great Aunt Dora Delaney......... I mentioned this to a fellow volunteer on Monday at the Burnie Regional Museum and she has identified him ....... Using his enlistment number ...she was able to track him down!!!! Thank you Paula Hanks (that is Cpl Kenneth 'Pat' Hutton on the left with his brother Albert Hutton on the right). Cpl Hutton died 13th Nov 1953