Hutcheson, John F. (Jack)

  • Township: North Oxford
  • Rank: Sapper
  • Branch: Royal Canadian Army, Royal Canadian Engineers
  • Date of birth: July 23, 1919
  • Where born: North Oxford, Oxford County, Ontario, Canada
  • Date of death: January 7, 1972
  • Burial location: Putnum Cemetery, Middlesex County, Ontario, Canada
  • Wars Served: World War II
  • Years of service: May 16, 1941 - 1945
  • Country enlisted with: Canada

Biography

John F. (Jack) Hutcheson was born July 23, 1919 in North Oxford to James and Mamie (nee Fenton) Hutcheson. He attended Banner School and later worked as a farm labourer. Jack enlisted in the Army on May 16, 1941. After basic training in Chatham, he was sent to Camp Petawawa. Sapper Hutcheson was assigned to the Royal Canadian Engineers. He served in the United Kingdom and Continental Europe. Jack returned home in 1945 and started working at William Stone Sons in Ingersoll, and when it was sold to C.I.L. he continued to work there. Jack married Dorris Margaret Huntley on August 5, 1950. They had four children. He was an active member of Trinity United Church, Ingersoll, the Canadian Order of Foresters and the Kiwanis Club. Jack died in London on January 7, 1972, and he is buried in the Putnam Cemetery. Two of his brothers, Evan and Gordon also served overseas.

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