Serjeant 22544 "A" Company 6th Battalion, The Queen's Royal West Surrey Regiment
William Hutchins was the son of Henry and Rose Hutchins of Ash Vale, and was born in Aldershot in 1885. The census records that in 1911 he was a grocer’s assistant and was married to Agnes and had two children. They lived at 3 Grenadier Cottages in Grenadier Road.
The Aldershot News of 24 April 1917 reported that he had been in the RAMC for 6 years, and after being discharged had been employed by Mr Brinkworth for 7 years. A member of the National Reserve, he joined up in November 1914 and was transferred to the Queen’s. He went to the front in January 1917, and was wounded in the big push on the Western Front.
William’s wife Agnes is recorded by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission as having died. She died aged 34, and was buried in Ash Cemetery by Reverend Lambrick 28 June 1919.