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WW1 Roll of Honour - James Hutton

Died 6th October 1917, aged 25
France


James Hutton was born in Quorn and was the youngest son of James and Emma Hutton. The couple had ten children and it is hard to believe that they all lived at what is now 13 Loughborough Road in Quorn, which is a small white cottage near Sarson Street.

Prior to becoming a driver with the Royal Field Artillery, James was a cutter at Wright’s factory in the ‘Khaki Room’.

In the Book of Remembrance in Quorn St Bartholomew’s Church, James is recorded as dying ‘somewhere in France’, although he is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial in Belgium. He lost his life just ten days after his eldest brother Thomas had been killed, also on the Western Front. James’ body was never recovered. See Artefact 2303. It is almost impossible to imagine how the boys’ parents coped with such a terrible loss.

In 2014, in order to commemorate the centenary of the beginning of WW1, it was decided to name three new streets in Quorn after some of the young men who were killed in this terrible war. Hutton Close, Wykes Close and Rennocks Close, all off Farley Way, will provide a lasting reminder of six short lives.

Below:
1) A modern photograph of 13 Loughborough Road, the home of the Hutton family.
2) The Hutton Close street sign.


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Please email us at: team2020@quornmuseum.com
 Submitted on: 2020-01-13
 Submitted by: Sue Templeman with thanks to Michael and Steve Hutton
 Artefact ID: 2304
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