Private Arthur Hutt VC Memorial Plaque

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Reference WMO/268218

Address:

Coventry War Memorial Peace Park

Kenilworth Road

Coventry

CV3 6PT

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
Materials:
  • Metal Iron
  • Stone Granite
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: RECTANGULAR METAL PLAQUE MOUNTED ONTO A GRANITE STONE. INSCRIPTION IN RELIEF IN BLACK LETTERING VICTORIA CROSS INRELIEF AT THE TOP CENTRE OF THE PLAQUE
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ARTHUR HUTT V.C./ 7TH BN. THE ROYAL WARWICKSHIRE REGIMENT,/ ST. JULIEN OCTOBER 4TH 1917./ FOR MOST CONSPICUOUS BRAVERY AND INITIATIVE IN ATTACK, WHEN/ ALL THE OFFICERS AND NON-COMMISSIONED OFFICERS OF NO.2 PLATOON/ HAVING BECOME CASUALITIES, PRIVATE HUTT TOOK COMMAND OF AND LED/ FORWARD THE PLATOON. HE WAS HELD UP BY A STRONG POST ON HIS RIGHT,/ BUT IMMEDIATELY RAN FORWARD ALONE IN FRONT OF THE PLATOON AND/ SHOT THE OFFICER AND THREE MEN IN THE POST, CAUSING BETWEEN/ FORTY AND FIFTY OTHERS TO SURRENDER. LATER, REALISING THAT HE HAD/ PUSHED TOO FAR, HE WITHDREW HIS PARTY, HE PERSONALLY COVERED THE/ WITHDRAWAL BY SNIPING THE ENEMY, KILLING A NUMBER AND THEN/ CARRIED BACK A WOUNDED MAN AND PUT HIM UNDER SHELTER./ PRIVATE HUTT THEN ORGANISED AND CONSOLIDATED HIS POSITION, AND/ LEARNING THAT SOME WOUNDED MEN WERE LYING OUT AND LIKELY TO BECOME/ PRISONERS IF LEFT THERE, NO STRETCHER BEARERS BEING AVAILABLE, HE/ WENT OUT AND CARRIED IN FOUR WOUNDED MEN UNDER FIRE.

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