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Hutchison, Joseph Douglas

Service number:
88222
Nationality:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)

Biography

Lt Col JD Hutchison was the CO of the Fife and Forfar Yeomanry between 1950-1953

Promotions:
1 May, 1947 (sen. 3 april 1945: Captain
? Major
1 November, 1950: Lieutenant-Colonel
1 April, 1967: Commission resigned

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Acting Major
Unit:
2nd Battalion Fife and Forfar Yeomanry, 29th Armoured Brigade, 11th Armoured Division, British Army
Awarded on:
October 19th, 1944
Citaton:
"On July 18th Capt J.D. Hutchison with 2 troops was protecting the left flank of the Regt. who were advancing to the South West of Cogny. There were a number of enemy tanks in the woods to the East which repeatedly attacked this position and knocked out two of his tanks. By his prompt reaction and skilful handling he knocked out 3 Panthers and drove off the remainder. Later a strong enemy encounter attack was put in and a number of our tanks were knocked out to the South of his position. As the result of his cool leadership the flank remained secure thus enabling the position to his right to be restored."
Military Cross (MC)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Acting Major
Unit:
Fife and Forfar Yeomanry
Awarded on:
April 21st, 1950
Efficiency Medal / Territorial Decoration

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