Distinguished Conduct Medal (George V.R.) awarded
to A. Sjt. W.N. Hutchinson, impressed (11241 M.M. 4/Can.Inf). Minor contact marks, very fine. DCM London Gazette No. 31255, 12-3-19. Deed of Action: "Distinguished Conduct Medal - For most conspicuous gallantry in face of intense fire during the operations of both the Canal du Nord, 27th Sept., and Abancourt Ridge, 1st Oct, 1918. In the hand to hand fighting in the neighborhood of the steel bridge during the assault of the Canal du Nord he fought splendidly, killing several enemy. He then bombed an enemy post under the bridge and killed all the occupants, after which he cleaned out a dug-out single handed, also killing all the occupants. Throughout the operations his courage was of the highest order, and he did magnificent work. "Military Medal London Gazette, No. 30573, 13-3-18. Deed of Action: "Military Medal -For conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty during the operations at PASSCHENDAELE on Nov. 6th, 1917. Sgt Hutchinson was platoon sergeant of one of the platoons which was in the support of the attack. During the operations the area was heavily shelled and many of his men were wounded. Sgt. Hutchinson set a splendid example in going about attending to the wounded and cheering the men." William Norman Hutchinson: Born 6 June 1891 Caledon East, OntarioMilitia Service with the 36th Peel Regiment 1911 to 1914Enlisted in the 4th Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force at Valcartier, Quebec on 23 September, 1914. Service No. 11241.Next of Kin Miss I. Hutchinson, Caledon East, Ontario.Embarked for England 3 October 1914.Proceeded to France with the 4th Bn 7 February, 1915.Invalided to England, sick, 6 March 1915.Proceed to France with 1st Bn, 26 April 1915.Promoted to Corporal 26 September 1916.Wounded 10 October 1916.Invalided to England 13 October 1916.On Command to C.C.D. Hastings 20 December 1916.Transferred to 3rd Reserve Bn, Hasting 13 February 1917.Proceeded to France and rejoined 4th Bn, 25 April 1917.Promoted to Sergeant 21 September 1917.Awarded Military Medal 13 March 1918.Wounded 24 April 1918.Awarded Distinguished Conduct medal 12 March 1919.Proceeded to England 22 March 1919.Returned to Canada 14 April 1919.Demobilized 24 April 1919. Sold with a copy of photo of Hutchinson in uniform.