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18720   Private Alexander Hutchison
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Dated added: 01/01/2016   Last updated: 30/12/2015
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 109th Company, Machine Gun Corps (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 11/11/1889
Died: 01/07/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 27
Summary      
Alexander Hutchison was a son of William and Elizabeth Hutchison. He was born in Magherafelt on 11th November 1889. The 1901 census lists Alexander as age 10, living with the family at house 39 in Coagh Street, Cookstown, County Tyrone. His father was a hairdresser. The 1911 census lists Alexander as age 21 living with the family at house 78 in Spamount Street, Belfast. His father had died. Alexander was a Ship Yard Labourer. Private Alexander Hutchison was serving with the 109th Company of the Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) when he was killed in action on the first day of the Battle of the Somme on Saturday 1st July 1916.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial
  Thiepval, Somme
Grave Ref: Face 5C + 12C
CWGC Casualty 794704
Summary      
The Thiepval Memorial will be found on the D73, next to the village of Thiepval, off the main Bapaume to Albert road (D929). Each year a major ceremony is held at the memorial on 1 July.
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1 1901 Census lists Hutchison family 1901 census lists Alexander as age 10 living with the family at house 39 in Coagh St, Cookstown, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists Hutchison family 1911 census lists Alexander as age 21 living with the family at house 78 in Spamount Street, Dock Ward, Antrim
3 1912 Ulster Covenant Signed by Alexander Hutchison in City Hall, Belfast
4 National Archives of Ireland Last Will and Testament of Private Alexander Hutchison
5 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
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