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29 November 1917 2nd. Lieut. Hugh Hutchinson died of his wounds

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Born 10 May 1894, Stockton on Tees, County Durham. Hugh was a Law Clerk in a solicitor's office, Smith's Dock and Co, in the Bull Ring. He enlisted with the Newcastle Commercials (Quaysiders) August 1914. After training he entered France 15 July 1915. He was out there 21 months without leave, and came home early in 1917. Discharged 31st July 1917…


The Great War March Casualities

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During the early years of the war, March on the Western Front was a time of preparation for the spring offensives both sides knew would come as soon as the ground had dried out sufficiently to make a successful advance a real possibility. As a result there was only one Lewes casualty in March 1915 and two in 1916. March 1917 brought seven fatalitie…