Sidney was born in 1899 in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire. He was known as ‘Sid’. He was the second of five children born to George Hutchinson (1868-1942) and Sarah Rebecca Hutchinson (née Gray) (1868-1931). Sid worked for a Mr G Holt of Trumpington Street, Cambridge. He enlisted as Private 56552, 18th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers in July 1917 and was sent to France in Easter 1918. He was killed in action in Belgium on 28 September 1918 (not in France as detailed on his monumental inscription). Sid was commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial in Belgium (Panel 55-60, 163A). He was also commemorated on the Cambridge Guildhall War Memorial.
PTE. S. HUTCHINSON. – The news has reached Mr. and Mrs. Hutchinson, 2, Kingston-street, Mill-road, of the death in action of their only son, Pte. Sidney Hutchinson, of the Lancashire Fusiliers. One of Pte. Hutchinson’s chums, writing to the parents, says: “I am very sorry to have to inform you of the death of your dear son, Sid, who I regret to state was killed in action on September 28th. We had just gone over, when he was killed instantaneously by a German shell. I share my deepest sympathy with all of you in your sad bereavement. I found him a very nice companion, very upright in everything and a good soldier. He will be greatly missed by all.” Pte. Hutchinson, who was formerly employed by Mr. G. Holt, of Trumpington-street, joined up in July, 1917, and went to France last Easter.
Cambridge Daily News, Monday, 11 November 1918
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