6984941 Harry HUTTON, MM, 6 Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers

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    Fusilier Harry Hutton, the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, was awarded the Military Medal.
    Fusilier Hutton has been continuously with the battalion since the early stages of the campaign and has taken part in every action in which the battalion has fought.

    He has throughout shown a conspicuous devotion to duty which has been an example to the remainder of his platoon.

    In the first engagement in which his platoon took part it was attacked by an enemy raiding force some 60 strong; his section, of which he was the Bren gunner, although completely isolated, held out and was largely instrumental in driving the enemy back. Later, during the attack on a point, Fusilier Hutton advanced alone with his Bren under heavy fire to a position from which he could dominate the enemy and was of great assistance to this platoon.

    Throughout the campaign he has proved himself a thoroughly reliable and fearless soldier.

    Fusilier Hutton was born in Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal.

    Name Hutton, Harry
    Rank: Fusilier
    Service No: 6984941
    Regiment: 6 Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
    Theatre of Combat or Operation: North Africa (Algeria, Tunisia)
    Award: Military Medal
    Date of Announcement in London Gazette: 23 September 1943
    Date 1943-1944
    Catalogue reference WO 373/2

    London Gazette:
    21 September 1943

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