HUTCHINGS, John Middleton

Known as: 
Jack
Rank: 
Second Lieutenant
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Welch Fusiliers
Service: 
Army
Service number: 
326315 & 5338214
Died : 
Tuesday, January 23, 1945
Killed in action or died of wounds
Age: 
24
Cemetery/Memorial: 
Roll of Honour: 
2Lt Hutchings 3 Commando
Original grave of 2Lt Hutchings 3 Commando
2/Lt Hutchings was killed during operations in the area of Maasbracht and Brachterbreek, Netherlands.
 
From the No 3 Commando War Diary entry for 23rd January 1945 at Maasbracht: "2400hrs  3 Troop patrol returns. Lieut J.M Hutchings, RWF's killed. Patrol met Mortar fire and MG fire.  729859."
 
John Middleton 'Jack' Hutchings served  with No 3 Commando in the ranks before being selected for officer training.   He took part in many raids, including the Lofoten raid, and the action at Sicily, Torre De Cuba and Agnone, before being selected for officer training, and sent to OCTU in 1944. He was commissioned 2/Lt on the 29th July 1944 and rejoined No 3 Commando.
(Additional Sources: His nephew John Gossage, & London Gazettes Supp. 36731; Page 4576.)
 
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