Private William Robert Hutchinson (B/76677) served in the Toronto Scottish Regiment, Canadian Infantry Corps during the Second World War. He was the husband of Eleta Hutchinson of Weston Road, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. William’s mother resided in Tarsan, Portadown, Co. Armagh while his father had emigrated to Downing Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
Pte. William Robert Hutchinson, 36, died March 16, of wounds received in action, March 12. “He was severely wounded by bomb fragments which penetrated the abdomen and thighs”, said his widow, Mrs. Eleta Hutchinson, West Road. He was serving with the Toronto Scottish in Germany. Enlisting at the outbreak of war, he arrived overseas in August 1940. Prior to enlistment he was a member of the Irish Regiment (Res). He was born and educated in Ireland, and besides his widow, he is survived by his parents and two sisters.
Toronto Star, April 1945
Private Hutchinson died on 16th March 1945 aged 36 years old. His grave is in Section VIII, Row A, Grave 13 of Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery, Netherlands. In 2018, his name was a new addition to the Portadown War Memorial, Portadown, Co. Armagh. It also features on the Seagoe Church of Ireland War Memorial, Portadown, Co. Armagh.