Drummer Arthur Sidney Hutchings
3rd Battalion, Cameron Highlanders
Born at St Helier, Jersey. Adoptred son
of Thomas Hubert of 4 Nelson St, St Helier.
Died, aged 18 years.
NEWS ITEM in Jersey
Evening Post of Thursday 6 September 1917
Young Jersey Soldier Dies Suddenly in Scotland.
Another young soldier, who though under military age responded
to the call of King and Country, has died suddenly in
Scotland. The gallant lad, Arthur Hutchings, was the nephew
of Mr Hubert of Nelson Street, he was a former Boy Scout
and being keen on "doing his bit" joined the
Cameron Highlanders in February last as a bugler. He was
in Jersey only a few weeks back and was a very smart soldier.
A few days ago a letter was received from him stating
that he had been in hospital in Aberdeen for a slight
operation to the throat, but was then convalescent, so
that the relatives grief can be imagined when we state
that they received a telegram yesterday stating that the
lad had died yesterday morning. The late Drummer Hutchings
would have been 18 in October and thus a promising career
has been brought to an early close. No details have yet
been received beyond the facts mentioned above, but we
understand that the interment will be in Scotland. We
tender the relatives our sincere sympathy.
Picture courtesy of TWGPP