Great War Dundee
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- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment: Alyth
- Service no: 1304
- Rank: Private
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: Black Watch
- Unit/Ship: 1st Battalion
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death:
- Date of Death: 26/12/1914
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Bethune Town Cemetery
- Grave/Mem Ref no: III. B. 8.
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Address: 13 William Street, Dundee
- Occupation: Labourer, Wallace Foundry, Dundee
Margaret McKenzie, (formerly Hutton), 12 Pennycook Lane, Dundee
Francis, born 30.07.1914
More about Alexander Hutton
DUNDEE’S BLACK WATCH HEROES.
HILLTOWN SOLDIER DIES OF WOUNDS.
To the large number of Dundee men who have fallen in the gallant fights of the Black Watch falls to be added the name of Private Alexander Hutton, who died of wounds on 26th December. Private Hutton, who was 25 years of age, belonged to the 1st Battalion. Born and brought up in the Hilltown district of Dundee, he was employed as a labourer in Wallace Foundry before he enlisted in the Black Watch in May, 1908. He left Aldershot for the front only a fortnight before Christmas, the day after Christmas he was laid in a hero’s grave in Flanders. Private Hutton is survived by a widow and one child, who reside at 18 William Street. The deceased soldier had many friends in the city, who will sincerely mourn his loss.
The news of Alex. Hutton’s death has come to hand just as his wounded brother’s period of sick leave is drawing to a close. Private Robert Hutton has been at home in Dundee since 6th November. He belongs to the 2d Royal Scots, which he joined over two years ago, and went to the front at the outbreak of hostilities. He was severely wounded on the left hand in the first fight at La Bassee on 12th October, and was sent to hospital in London. Robert’s leave expires on Saturday.
Dundee Courier 3rd February 1915
Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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