Regiment: Special List - Mentioned in Despatches
Budleigh Salterton War Memorial, St Peter's Church War Memorial
Other Memorial: Dar Es Salaam War Cemetery [Google]
Cedric was born in York to the Reverend Arthur George Hutchins and Eveline Matilda Cooper (Williams). His father worked in various places and died in 1912 in Middlesbrough. His mother seemed to stay in the north until her death in 1941.
Cedric followed his older brother Ernest Elwyn Hutchins - who served with East African Mounted Rifles during WW1 - to East Africa. Ernest later retired to Budleigh Salterton in the 1950s after having been a coffee farmer in East Africa.
Lt Hutchins was on the Special List, which suggests he was recruited for some specific skills, and it has been recorded that he was attached to the 1st/3rd Battalion of the King’s African Rifles. In WW1, the British fought the Germans in their East African colonies, mostly using troops raised in British colonies.
Lt Hutchin’s grandmother Sarah came with her unmarried daughters to Estella, Cliff Terrace in Budleigh Salterton during the 1880s. This later became part of the Rosemullion Hotel. His aunt Julia married Edgar Leopold Caltrop Layard and they lived in Dark Lane House. The family still have connections in Budleigh Salterton.
Lt Hutchins is remembered on the Budleigh Salterton War Memorial and the brass plaque in St Peter’s Church, and at the Dar Es Salaam War Memorial in Tanzania, formerly German East Africa.
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