HUTTON Arthur

Arthur HUTTON

A Hutton
Courtesy of family via Queensbury History Society
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GROVE TOWN CEMETERY, MEAULTE

Arthur lived with his family at 2 Albert Road, Queensbury.  His parents were Albert and Harriet and he had five brothers, Tom, Fred, William, Charles and John.

He served in the 21st Battalion. West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales’s Own) which was a pioneer battalion.  In October 1916 the Battalion were camped at the Briqueterie, near to Carnoy, Somme.  As a pioneer battalion, they supported the front-line battalions, often working at night to repair the trenches and to improve defences.

From 12th October, the Battalion Companies were out supporting 10th Brigade, when they suffered casualties of two killed and two wounded on 12th October and one wounded when B Company were out during the night of 14th October as the Brigade carried out an attack.

Arthur died of wounds on 14th October 1916 at a casualty clearing station close to the village of Meaulte he was aged 19.  He is buried at GROVE TOWN CEMETERY, MEAULTE (I. L. 28).

His brother, William Hutton was killed in action on 22nd August 1917, he was also aged 19.