Arthur Hutt

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Arthur Hutt
Victoria Cross Medal without Bar.png
Born 12 February 1889
Earlsdon, Coventry
Died 14 April 1954 (aged 64)
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Service/branch Flag of the British Army.svg British Army
Years of service 1909 - 1919
Rank Corporal
Unit The Royal Warwickshire Regiment
Battles/wars World War I
Awards Victoria Cross

Arthur Hutt VC (12 February 1889 – 14 April 1954) was an English recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces. He was the first person born in Coventry to be awarded the Victoria Cross


He was 28 years old, and a private in the 1/7th Battalion of The Royal Warwickshire Regiment, British Army during the First World War when the following deed took place at the battle of Passchendaele for which he was awarded the VC.

On 4 October 1917, at Terrier Farm, south-east of Poelcapelle, during the advance on the villages of Poelcapelle and Passchendaele, Belgium, when all the officers and NCOs of No. 2 Platoon had become casualties, Private Hutt took command of and led the platoon. He was held up by a strong post but immediately ran forward alone and shot the officer and three men in the post; between 40 and 50 others surrendered. Later, having pushed too far, he withdrew his party, covering them by sniping the enemy, and then carried back a wounded man to shelter. After he had consolidated his position, he then went out and carried in four more wounded under heavy fire.[1]

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Memorial to Arthur Hutt, War Memorial Park, Coventry

He later achieved the rank of corporal. He is commemorated with a Cornish granite memorial in War Memorial Park, Coventry.


  1. ^ "No. 30400". The London Gazette (Supplement). 23 November 1917. p. 12330. 

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