Hutton, Lionel Alfred Bennett

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Lionel Alfred Bennett Hutton
1 March 1883 – 1965
Nickname Leo
Place of birth Winnipeg, Manitoba
Place of burial Kelowna, British Columbia
Allegiance Canada
Service/branch Canadian Army
Lieutenant Lionel Alfred Bennett Hutton, (1 March 1883 – 1965) was a Canadian soldier who served in the Canadian Signal Service during the First World War.

Early Life

Born in Winnipeg Manitoba 1 March 1883. The 1901 census lists him living with his widowed mother, Mc Eliza Hutton, a dressmaker in the Maple Creek portion of the Assiniboia (west/ouest) District in The Territories.[1]

Prior to attesting for service he worked as a Telegraph Inspector for Canadian Pacific Railways.[2]


Lionel Hutton attested for service in Calgary Alberta on 23 May 1916. On his form, he listed two years prior service with the Alberta Rangers.[2] He received his certificate of qualification to be a Lieutenant on 2 September 1916 at Kingston Ontario[3]. On 24 October 1916 he was awarded a certificate of equitation.[4]

He proceeded overseas 11 April 1917 and arrived in England on 22 April where he was taken on strength of the Canadian Engineer Training Depot at Crowborough. He proceeded overseas in August 1918 where he joined 1st Canadian Divisional Signal Company as a reinforcement. In late October 1918 he contracted influenza and he was admitted to a convalescent home until he was able to rejoin his unit in December.

Returned to Canada in June 1919 aboard S.S. CASSANDRA and was discharged in Militia District No. 4 in July.

Personal Life

Lionel married Ida Gwendolen (nee Kortright) (1884-1962) in 1907 at Lethbridge, Alberta. In 1909 they had a daughter, Alice Gwendolen Kortright (1909-1979).

Lionel died in 1965 and is buried beside his wife at Saint Andrews Anglican Church Cemetery, Kelowna, British Columbia.

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  1. Year: 1901; Census Place: Maple Creek, Assiniboia (west/ouest), The Territories; Page: 7; Family No: 85
  2. 2.0 2.1 Library and Archives Canada; Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; CEF Personnel Files; Reference: RG 150; Volume: Box 4669 - 51
  3. Library and Archives Canada; Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; Series: RG9 II-K-6; Volume: 101
  4. Library and Archives Canada; Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; Series: RG9 II-K-6; Volume: 106