Hutchinson MM, Samuel (No. 10365)

Hutchinson, Samuel

Military Medal

Rifleman

No. 10365, 2nd Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles

Killed in action on Tuesday 22 October 1918 (aged 19)

Buried:

Ingoyghem Military Cemetery, Belgium (Grave C 15)

Commemorated:

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Holywood and District War Memorial

Holywood Parish Church of Ireland Church (St Philip & St James)

BIOGRAPHY

Samuel Hutchinson was born around 1898/1899 in New Zealand and he was a son of James and Sarah Hutchinson (nee Boyd) who were married on 26 March 1894 in Megain Memorial Presbyterian Church Belfast.  James Hutchinson from Belfast was a son of William Hutchinson, a weaver.  Sarah Boyd from Holywood was a daughter of Samuel Boyd, a farmer.

James Hutchinson worked as a general labourer and he and Sarah had at least eight children including:

William (born around 1896/1897 in New Zealand)

Samuel (born around 1898/1899 in New Zealand)

James (born around 1900/1901 in England)

Robert (born around 1902/1903 in England)

John (born around 1904/1905 in England)

Sarah (born 12 August 1909 in Strand Street, Holywood)

When they were in England, the Hutchinson family lived at 9 Woodley Road, Woolston, Southampton, Hampshire.

The Hutchinson family lived at 2 Strand Street, Holywood and Samuel enlisted in Holywood.  He served with the 2nd Battalion Royal Irish Rifles and was awarded the Military Medal for gallantry.

Rifleman Samuel Hutchinson was killed in action on 22 October 1918 during the attack on Klijtberg Hill and he was buried in Ingoyghem Military Cemetery, Belgium.

Rifleman Samuel Hutchinson is commemorated on Holywood and District War Memorial and on the Memorial Plaque in Holywood Parish Church of Ireland Church (St Philip & St James).