1918-2008: Ninety Years of Remembrance

Soldier Record

Alexander Hutchison

Contributed by: Cathie Bryce, on 2008-11-11

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Rank
First Name Alexander
Surname Hutchison
Year of Birth 1882
Year of Death 1915
Regiment Royal Scots
Place of Wartime Residence Glasgow, Lanarkshire

Alexander's Story

Our great grandfather died of wounds at Ypres on 24 April 1915 two days after the first gas attacks. His battalion had an unusually long unbroken stretch of two and a half weeks in the trenches and was hard pressed and on the defensive throughout the period losing 29 other ranks and 190 wounded, of which he was one. At 33 years of age he left a widow and three young boys. Alexander came from Bridgeton in Glasgow and came from an army family. None of the existing family knew anything of this until I started tracing our family tree. Alexander is buried at Oosteverne Wood Cemetry in Belgium.

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