Anthony Christopher Campbell Hutchinson

Major Anthony Christopher Campbell Hutchinson R Fusiliers was the son of Christopher Clarke Hutchinson KC and Francis Hutchinson. He married Monica Pinching, daughter. of the late Archibald Pinching at St. Peter’s, Cranley Gardens on 4 July 1914. They had a daughter, Patricia, born 13 May 1915.

He went to the Merchant Taylors’ School before going up to Trinity Hall with a scholarship taking his degree in 1905. At Cambridge Major Hutchinson was a notable oar, and rowed in the winning Trial Eight in two successive years.

He was a solicitor, practising at 18 Austin Friars in the City.

He volunteered for active servie on the outbreak of war, and receiving a commission, was gazetted to the Royal Fusiliers in September 1914. He was promoted Lieutenant in 1915, Captain in 1916, and Major in 1917.

He served with the Salonika Army from November 1915 being appointed Brigade Machine Gun Officer), where he saw much fighting and took part in the Serbian retreat.

From Salonica he proceeded to Palestine in September of 1916, and served with the Egyptain Expeditionary Force there. He was present at several severe engagements before returning home on leave in July 1918 to undertake a Machine Gun Course at Grantham.

Tragically for one who volunteered at the very outbreak of War he died after the Armistice at Queen Alexandra’s Military Hospital, Millbank on 18 November of double pneumonia following influenza.

He is buried in Brookwood Cemetery.

He was initiated in 1911 into Canterbury Lodge No 1635 in London.