Harry Thomson Carey Hutton


Dec 13, 1897

Born at Moncton New Brunswick


Apr 20, 1917

Medical for attestation at Moncton New Brunswick declared him fit for the CEF


May 7, 1917

Attested into the Signal Training Depot at Joggins Mines, Nova Scotia 

Ø      Number 2265525

Ø      Next of kin given as Malcom Alexander Hutton (father) of Joggins Mines, Nova Scotia

Ø      Previous occupation given as Student and Shipper

Ø      Previous military experience given as One Year Cadets

Ø      Religion given as Presbyterian


Nov 24, 1917

Embarked the SS Megantic at Halifax Nova Scotia



Dec 7, 1917

Disembarked at Liverpool England


Dec 8, 1917

TOS (Taken On Strength) the CETD (Canadian Engineers Training Depot) at Seaford


Dec 19, 1917

TOS 7th Reserve Battalion at Seaford


Jan 22, 1918

Appointed to rank of Acting Lance Corporal with pay and allowances


Feb 15, 1918

TOS 6th Reserve Battalion at Seaford


Apr 16, 1918

Reverts to rank of Pte at own request in order to proceed to France


Apr 17, 1918

Posted to the PPCLI


Apr 18, 1918

Arrived at 3rd CBD (Canadian Base Depot) in France and TOS PPCLI


Apr 20, 1918

Arrived at CCRC (Canadian Corps Reinforcement Camp) at Le Havre


Apr 21, 1918

Left for Canadian Corps Signal School for instruction


Jun 5, 1918

Transferred to 21st Battalion


Jun 6, 1918

Left Corps Signal School to join 21st Battalion


Jun 8, 1918

Joined 21st Battalion in the field 

The following is from the 21st Battalion War Diary:

 A draft of twenty Other Ranks arrived from the 3rd Divisional Wing, CCRC.  These Other Ranks had been despatched from England as reinforcements for Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry.” 


Aug 26, 1918

Admitted to No 10 CFA (Canadian Field Ambulance) with shrapnel wounds to right wrist and elbow, and left buttock, then transferred to the CCS (Casualty Clearing Station)


Aug 27, 1918

Transferred to No 5 General Hospital at Aubergue


Aug 31, 1918

Invalided to England aboard the HS Cambria


Posted to the EORD (Eastern Ontario Regimental Depot)


Sep 1, 1918

Admitted to the Chester War Hospital


Oct 17, 1918

Transferred to the Princess Patricia Canadian Red Cross Hospital at Bexhill for rehabilitation


Nov 15, 1918

Discharged from hospital and declared fit for duty 

TOS 6th Reserve Battalion and placed On Command to Segregation Camp at Kinmel Park


Nov 29, 1918

TOS 1st CCD (Canadian Command Depot) at Witley


Dec 31, 1918

Returned to 6th Reserve Battalion at Witley


Jan 18, 1919

On Command to Kinmel Park, Rhyl, pending return to Canada


Feb 17, 1919

Ceases to be On Command to Kinmel Park and TOS MD #6 (Military District) at Halifax Nova Scotia


Feb 19. 1919

Embarked the Empress of Britain at Liverpool



Feb 25, 1919

Disembarked at Halifax Nova Scotia and posted to the MD #6 Casualty Company


Mar 18, 1919

Discharged from the CEF at Halifax Nova Scotia 

Ø      Proposed residence on discharge – Joggins Mines, Nova Scotia

Ø      War Service Badge Class “A” issued, No 233678 


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