Cullybackey WW1 hero to be remembered

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The role played by a local minister who won the Military Cross in World War One will be the subject of a talk in Cullybackey.

Cullybackey and District Historical Society invite you to join them on Thursday, March 16 at 8pm in Cullybackey British Legion hall for ‘Chaplain of the Forces: a talk on the Rev. W. H. Hutchinson by the Rev. David Murphy’

The Rev. W. H. Hutchinson was a minister in Cullybackey before the outbreak of World War One.

He served at the front for two years as a despatch rider before being appointed to the chaplaincy in February 1917, attached to the 1st Btn. Royal Irish Rifles.

During the final advance in Flanders, Hutchinson’s bravery as he “helped to evacuate and render first aid to the wounded with complete disregard for personal safety” led to the award of the Military Cross.

Admission for non-members is £2 and light refreshments will be provided. More information on the society can be found at cullybackeyhistory.co.uk/ or www.facebook.com/CullybackeyandDistrictHistoricalSociety/