Rolls of Honour: Holy Trinity, Idle; Upper Chapel, Idle; Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery
Regiment: Duke of Wellington’s West Riding
Ralph Boyd Hutton
Ralph Boyd Hutton was born nine months before the 1881 census, the fifth child of John Garth Hutton, a grocer in Idle High Street, and his Inverness-born wife Margaret.By 1891 John had died and Margaret taken over running the business and by 1901 Ralph was a 20-year-old quarryman – stone scrapler. Also living with the family was Margaret’s widowed daughter-in-law Polly and three grandchildren.Ten years later Margaret had moved to 1 Tomlinson Buildings and Ralph was the only other person living with her. He was working as a builder’s labourer.There is no report of Ralph’s service but on 21 January 1918, a notice appeared in the Deaths column of the Shipley Times & Express. It read:HUTTON – Pte Ralph Boyd Hutton, Duke of Wellington’s, youngest son of the late John Garth and Mrs Hutton, Idle, died 11th of January at the 3rd Canadian Clearing Station, France, from bronchial pneumonia.