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Anthony Christopher Campbell Hutchinson

Major Anthony Christopher Campbell Hutchinson Royal Fusiliers died on 18 November 1918 of pneumonia and influenza.

He was the son of Christopher Clarke Hutchinson KC and Francis Hutchinson. He married Monica Hutchinson (nee Pinching).

Major 5th (Reserve) Battn. The Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regt.) elder s. of the late Christopher Clarke Hutchinson K.C., by his wife, Frances Joyce (1, Pelham Crescent, S.W.), dau. of Thomas Hughes, of Llandilo; b. Forest Gate, co. Essex, 4 Oct 1883; educ.

After Merchant Taylors’ School he went up to Trinity Hall, Cambridge with a scholarship where he took his degree in 1905. At Cambridge Hutchinson was a notable oar, and rowed in the winning Trial Eight in two successive years.

He volunteered for active service on the outbreak of war, and receiving a commission, gazetted 2nd Lieutenant with the Royal Fusiliers in Sept. 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. He proceeded to Palestine in September 1916, and served with the Egyptain Expeditionary Force. He was present at several severe engagements before returning home on leave in July 1918.

He completed a Machine Gun Course at Grantham but caught Double Pneumonia following influenza and died at Queen Alexandra’s Military Hospital, Millbank on 18 November 1918, cruelly after the Armistice for one that had served for the duration.

He is buried in Brookwood Cemetery.

He was initiated in 1911 into Canterbury Lodge No 1635.