Private James Hutchison

Private James Hutchison, 12th Battalion, Royal Scots. He was killed in action in France on 12th April 1917, aged 29. He was the son of George and Jane Hutchison and the husband of Sarah Hutchuison of South Cheviot View, Chirnside and is buried in Athies Communal Cemetery Extension, Arras, France. The village of Athies had been captured by 9th ( Scottish ) Division , of which 12th R.S. were part on 9th April 1917. The Battalion was the right assaulting Unit in the attack and pressed forward though or own artillery barrage to capture the “Black Line”. Most of the casualties were caused by the men running into the British barrage.

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