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Remembered Today:

Capt William Murray Hutchison MC

David Seymour

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I have tried to find this man's MC citation in the London Gazette but with no success. Please could someone more expert than I have a look for him?

Very many thanks.

With best wishes,



Initials: W M

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Captain

Regiment/Service: The King's (Liverpool Regiment)

Unit Text: 1st Bn.

Age: 22

Date of Death: 27/04/1916

Awards: M C, Mentioned in Despatches

Additional information: Son of William Innes Hutchison and Ada Florence Hutchison, of 34, Gresford Avenue, Sefton Park, Liverpool.

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Grave/Memorial Reference: A. 11.


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His MC Citation, London Gazette #29215, dated 3rd July 1915.

Lieutenant William Murray Hutchison, 3rd (attached 1st) Battalion, The King's (Liverpool Regiment).

During the action on 16th May, 1915, near Rue du Bois, at 3 p.m., in response to calls for ammunition, he led a party of men across the open under a very heavy machine gun fire, and succeeded in getting through with most of his men. The last part of the journey had to be done on hands and knees. On the 18th May he organised and conducted an attack and led the bombing party, and by his work forced the surrender of 200 Germans and caused 200 more to retreat, leaving their arms and equipment.

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