George Henry Hutchinson

Date of birth: July 1883
Place of birth: Iver, Bucks
Regiment: Army Service Corps
Battalion: East Anglian Victualling Training Centre
Rank / Service No: 2nd Corporal, 1933
Died: 22nd February 1917, aged 33 years
Buried: Kilmacolm Cemetery, Renfrewshire


George was the youngest of 3 siblings born to Thomas and Ann Hutchinson (nee Bailey), who married in Aylesbury in 1876.


Thomas had married Rebecca Hearne in Amersham in 1868. That union produced 3 children, and it must be assumed that Rebecca died sometime between 1873 and 1876.


The family moved around. They were in Boscombe at the 1891 Census, George, Ada and their mother were in Shirley at the 1901 Census and Ann and Ada were at 92 Stafford Road, Shirley at the 1911 Census.


Thomas was born in Lichfield on 19 April 1833; it is not known when he passed away.

Ann was born in Aston Clinton, Bucks in 1844; it’s presumed that she passed away in Southampton after 1911 but the exact year is unknown.



Half-bother Thomas Frank   b. 1869 Iver   d. 1933 Farnham Married Annie Ada Finch in Frimley on 2 November 1908.

Half-sister Anne Rebecca   b. 1870 Iver   d. ??   Married John Allen in Windsor in 1891.

Half-sister Sarah Louise   b. 1873 Iver   d. 1940 Surrey   Married Ernest William Colsell in Windsor in 1903.

Ada Jane   b. 1878 Iver   d. ??

Mabel Edith   b. 1881 Iver   d. 1959 Surrey   Married George Lucas in Windsor in 1907.



George was a plumber, and then a chauffeur before the war. It was because of health issues that he never became a full-time soldier.

George attested into the Huntingdonshire Cycle Battalion on 12 September 1914 but was discharged on 24 March 1916, whilst in Filey.


He suffered from chronic interstital nephritis, a disease of the kidneys. He is known to have twice suffered from lead poisoning (from his time as a plumber).


From 21 September 1915 on, he regularly suffered from bouts of sickness and headaches; his arteries were known to be thickened.

Obviously George was working in Renfrewshire at the time of his death. It is somewhat strange that he was buried there, but it must be assumed that he died from general ill-health.


His headstone reads: “Forget him, no, we never will. We loved him here, we love him still.”




Researcher: Mark Heritage
Published: 3rd October 2016


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