Roll of Honour

Corporal

George Hutchison

MA

George Hutchison was born on the 5th August 1892, in Carluke, Lanarkshire. His father, George Hutchison (1864-1946) was a Colliery Manager in Shotts, Lanarkshire, and he was married to Amelia Chalmers Hutchison (nee Morton) (1869-1955).

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George attended Calderhead School in Shotts and then Glasgow High School before enrolling at the University of Glasgow, where he studied for an Arts degree. He took courses in English, Mathematics and Physics, before specialising and graduating, in 1913, with an MA in Latin and French.

George enrolled for, and in summer of 1914 successfully completed the one-year General Certificate course for MA and BSc graduates offered by the Glasgow Provincial Committee for the training of Teachers, which would have qualified him to teach in primary schools. This Committee became Jordanhill College of Education. The curriculum covered professional training in Hygiene, Physical Exercises, Logic, Psychology, Experimental Psychology, Ethics, Education, Nature Study, Methods and Practice, Singing, Phonetics, Drawing and Religious Instruction. George was an Assistant Schoolmaster at the Mathieson Street School, Glasgow, at the time of his enlistment on the 9th December 1914.

George enlisted in the Cameron Highlanders and was drafted to the Front in late April 1915. Corporal George Hutchison was killed in action in France on the 16th June 1915, aged 22, and is buried in the Chapelle d’Armentieres Old Military Cemetery, a village one mile west of the town of Armentieres in northern France.

Comments and Citations

Biography: Records of the University of Glasgow Registry

Biography: Records of Glasgow Provincial Committee for the Training of Teachers student register for 1913-1914, Jordanhill College of Education (REF: JCE/10/3/2),