Charles Francis Hutchings

Charles and Family c1915


The story of Charles Francis Hutchings was brought to us by a museum visitor, Michael Hutchings, who worked at The Glenside Hospital as a carpenter. Michael discovered that his grandfather had died at Beaufort in 1919.

There is no service record for Charles Hutchings but thanks to Michael, we have some photographs and his death certificate. The cause of death is listed as ‘Cellulitis of thorax and back’ (a skin infection also known as Trench Fever) and septicaemia.