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John  Hutchinson

Name on Board J Hutchinson
Name on Service
John   Hutchinson
Enlistment Age 19
Occupation Labourer
Place of Birth Kyneton, VIc
Next of Kin Anne Hutchinson
Address Jeffrey St, Kyneton, Vic
Marital Status S
Enlistment Date 17/08/1914
Service No. 238
Enlistment Place Surry Hills, Vic
Embarkation Place Melbourne
Embarkation Date 19/10/1914
Embarkation Ship HMAT Benalla A24
Unit on Embarkation 8th Australian Infantry Battalion
Date of Death 27/04/1915
Unit on Death 8th Australian Infantry Battalion
Rank on Death Private
Cause of Death KIA
Place of Wounding/
Cemetery or Memorial Shell Green Cemetery, Gallipoli Peninsula, Canakkale Province, Turkey (exhumed from original grave at Artillery Road Cemetery and reinterred)
Additional Information John Hutchinson attended the Lauriston (west of Kyneton) State School.  He was a member of St. Pauls Church of England.  On the news of his death, the bells at the church tolled for ten minutes. Address at time of enlistment 23 Giffard St, Williamstown, a boarding house owned by Mrs Robert Hansen.  From this house six men enlisted, including two of Mrs Hansen's sons. John Hutchinson sailed on the First Convoy of 38 ships which departed from Albany, Western Australia on 1 November 1914. John Hutchinson's name is on the Kyneton War Memorial.
Additional References Kyneton Guardian, Tuesday 1 June 1915, p2 Kyneton War Memorial accessed: The National Anzac Centre
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