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Bellenden Seymour Hutcheson

  • Birth 16 Dec 1883 Mount Carmel, Wabash County, Illinois, USA
  • Death 9 Apr 1954 Cairo, Alexander County, Illinois, USA
  • Burial Mount Carmel, Wabash County, Illinois, USA
  • Memorial ID 7034721

World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Mount Carmel, Illinois, he was a American doctor serving as a Captain in the Canadian Medical Corps attached to the 75th Infantry Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force. On September 2, 1918, Captain Hutcheson was treating wounded soldiers under intense shelling and small arms fire in the Drocourt-Quéant line near Cagnicourt in France. After ensuring that all of the wounded men had received care, he attended to a seriously wounded officer and evacuated him to safety. Shortly after, he spotted a wounded Sergeant in front of the Canadian lines and rushed forward in full view of the enemy to tend to his injuries. For most conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty, he was awarded the Victoria Cross on December 14, 1918. He is also one of only six Americans to be vested with the Victoria Cross. After the war, he resumed his career as a physician and a American citizen. He died at age 70 in Cairo, Illinois.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith





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  • Added: 26 Dec 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7034721
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Bellenden Seymour Hutcheson (16 Dec 1883–9 Apr 1954), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7034721, citing Rose Hill Cemetery, Mount Carmel, Wabash County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .