Hutton, James (No. 64457)

Hutton, James


No. 64457, 150th Field Company, Royal Engineers, 36th (Ulster) Division

Died in service on Sunday 20 October 1918 (aged 40)


Harlebeke New British Cemetery, Belgium (Grave VII. A. 16)


Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Journey of Remembering Belfast Book of Honour


James Hutton was born in the townland of Ballymacarrett, Belfast.

James Hutton (aged 28) and Ellen Jane McDowell (aged 33) were married on 21 February 1909 in St Anne’s Church of Ireland Cathedral Belfast.  Ellen Jane McDowell was described as a spinster from 54 Wilton Street Belfast who worked as a stitcher and she was a daughter of William McDowell, a weaver.  James Hutton was described as a bachelor from 104 Mayo Street, Belfast who worked as a bricklayer and he was a son of Robert Hutton, a labourer.

In 1911 James Hutton (aged 30) and Ellen Jane Hutton (aged 34) were living at 56 Chadolly Street, Belfast and with them were living James Gregory (aged 14) and Hugh Gregory (aged 13).  James and Hugh Gregory were described as step-sons of James Hutton.  James Hutton worked as a bricklayer and James Gregory worked as a message boy.

Later the Hutton family lived at 1 Pound Street, Newtownards.

James Hutton enlisted in Belfast and served with 150th Field Company Royal Engineers in the 36th (Ulster) Division.

Sapper James Hutton died in service on 20 October 1918 during the Allied offensive against all sections of the German line and he is commemorated in the Belfast Book of Honour (Page 285).

Sapper James Hutton’s stepson James Gregory MM died of wounds on 10 April 1918.