WHO WAS THE T.HUTCHINS LISTED UNDER W.W.1 ON THE ROLL OF HONOUR AT MORNINGTON, VIC., AUSTRALIA?
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Maybe you can help me. I am doing bios on the names on the 1st W.W. Honour Roll and the only one I cant find a record for or any information at all is a T.Hutchins.
Would you mind asking your Hutchins contacts if they know of him.
There are two other Hutchins on the roll, Howard and Robert, but cant find T?
The Mornington Historical Society wants to write a biog. for each of the soldiers in the Mornington Roll of Honour for World War 1 as a project for the Gallipoli centenary. One of these is T.Hutchins. Thomas Hutchins, known as "one-arm" Tom would have been about 42 at the start of the war. Thomas William Hutchins,son of John Coxon Hutchins,nephew of "one-arm", and known as "Darkie Tom" would have been about 29 at the start of the war.
Unfortunately neither of them is listed in the A.I.F. PROJECT,or the Nominal or embarkation Rolls. Hopefully some longtime resident of Mornington in early days will have heard tales of the three Hutchins men listed on the roll of honour and would know if T.Hutchins was one of the two named above, or perhaps somebody else. Thomas Arthur Hutchins of South Australia was killed in the war but does seem to be a descendant of George Hutchins, pioneer of Osborne (near Balcombe Creek.)
Unfortunately my Hutchins contacts belong to a branch of the family that has been at Camerons Bight near Sorrento since the 1880's and while Paul has much information re genealogy and the nicknames of the two Toms mentioned above, it does not include war records (for obvious reasons,as I have found in 50 fruitless hours of research.)
If you can help,please send me a private message so I can put you into contact with Val.
on 2014-05-04 00:37:01
Itellya is researching local history on the Mornington Peninsula and is willing to help family historians with information about the area between Somerville and Blairgowrie. He has extensive information about Henry Gomm of Somerville, Joseph Porta (Victoria's first bellows manufacturer) and Captain Adams of Rosebud.