William Hutchinson : Rugby Player

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  1. Dolphin

    Dolphin New Member

    This is one of a series of posts to mark the international Rugby players who died during The Great War. If anyone has further information on the men concerned, I’d be most grateful if it could be added to the thread.


    Hutchison, William Ramsay played for Scotland

    Internationals: 1 : 1911 E-

    William Hutchison was born on 16 January 1889, in Glasgow, the son of John Hutchison MA LL.D and Mrs Margaret Paterson McCall Hutchison.

    Played as a Lock for:

    War service: Captain, 6th/7th Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers, the Pioneer Battalion of the 59th (2nd North Midland) Division.

    He was killed in action on 22 March 1918 in France, and is commemorated on the Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France [Bay 5]. ‘In the north, the Third Army had endured an equally bloody day. . . . .the havoc that befell the 59th Division caused chaos in the north. The 59th’s two forward brigades were destroyed by midday and a counter-attack by the third brigade was delivered with more courage than skill. . . . . As a significant force the 59th Division no longer existed.’
  2. liverpool annie

    liverpool annie New Member

    In Memory of

    6th/7th Bn., Royal Scots Fusiliers
    who died age 29
    on 22 March 1918
    Son of John Hutchison, M.A., LL.D., and Mrs. Margaret Paterson McCall Hutchison, of 4, St. John''s Terrace, Hillhead, Glasgow. Scottish Rugby International.

    Remembered with honour
  3. Dolphin

    Dolphin New Member



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