Trooper Walter Hutt, 423

  • Batt - 3
  • Unit - Australian Light Horse
  • Section - "c" Squadron, Aif
  • Date of Birth -
  • Died - 13/06/1915
  • Age - 46

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Source: Michael Doyle Their Name Liveth For Evermore: The Great War Roll of Honour for Leicestershire and Rutland.
He was the husband of Fanny Hutt. His enlistment documents record that he gave his wife, Fanny Hutt of 9, Dover Street, Leicester, England as his next of kin, and his trade or calling as a retired Imperial (Civil) Servant. He stated that he had served for 10 years with the Colonial and Foreign Office (Imperial), and had also served for 16 years in the 7th Hussars. Information taken from his medical examination shows that he was 5 foot 7 inches in height, weighed 9 stone and 5 pounds and had a chest measurement of 33 to 36 inches. His complexion was described as dark with blue eyes and grey hair. He gave his religion as Congregational. His record of service gives the following information Embarked Hobart, Tasmania 20th October 1914. Embarked from Suez, Egypt bound for Australia aboard H.M.A.T. “Ulysses” medically unfit on the 22nd March 1915. Disembarked Melbourne Australia 15th April 1915. Died at the Base Hospital in Melbourne, Australia of aneurism of the aorta and cardiac failure, at 5.45am on the 13th June 1915. A Medical Board that took place on the 18th February 1915 at the First Australian General Hospital, Heliopolis, Egypt during which he had stated his age was 41, this was then admitted to be incorrect and he gave his true age as 46. His medical history was then considered and it was noted that in March 1913 at Albany Encampment, Victoria, Australia was when he first noticed pains in the thorax in the cardiac region. He next noticed some pains five months ago (September 1914). He was then thoroughly medically examined and the decision by the medical board was that he was suffering from total incapacity, and an operation was not advised, that he was to be immediately discharged as permanently unfit for service. A war pension was awarded as follows, Cecil Arnold Wardle Hutt (Son) 20/- per fortnight commencing on the 1st August 1917 and expiring on the 5th June 1921, this to be payable to Fanny Hutt the Trustee. Dorothy Maud Hutt (Daughter) 15/- per fortnight commencing on the 1st August 1917 and revised for increase on the 26th May 1921, this to be payable to Fanny Hutt the Trustee. Doris Macey Hutt (Daughter) pension ceases 1st August 1917 as she attains the age of 16. Arthur Hutt (Son) Pension being increased due to new pension allowance coming through. His widow Fanny Hutt received a pension of £52.00 per annum from the 25th July 1915.

Leicestershire Project Findings
  • Conflict - World War I
  • Burial Place - Ce D 442 (grm/3), Coburg Pine Ridge Cemetery
  • Other Memorials - Loughborough Carillon, War Memorial Bell Tower
Research from Michael Doyle's Their Name Liveth For Evermore
  • Unit - Australian Light Horse
  • Cause of death - DIED
  • Burial Commemoration - Pine Ridge Mem.park, Australia
  • Born - Loughborough, Leics
  • Enlisted - 18/8/14 In Pontville, Tasmania

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