Service Number
Regimental Sergeant Major
Distinguished Conduct Medal - Mons*
7th Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment

Attested July 1906 – Posted 3rd Battalion to 1st Battalion 17 October 1911 – 1st Battalion A Coy Corporal January 1912 – Promoted. Sergeant 10 July 1913 – Medal Index Card entered France 8 September 1914 – Photo and Write up – Posted Wounded Snapper January 1915 – Snapper November 1914 News has been received by Mrs. Utton, of 10 Florence Avenue, Arundel Street, Holderness Road, wife of Sergt A. Utton, that he has been wounded in the body by shrapnel shell, and that he is being sent to Manchester Hospital. He has served with the Colours nine years, the 1st of June next, under the late Colonel Benson, and has been at the Front three months. – 3rd Battalion witness at Desertion of Pte Lyons 16119 14 February 1915 Hedon – East Yorkshire Regiment awarded Belgian Croix – de – Guerre – Croix – de – Guerre London Gazette 12 April 1918 – Awarded Belgian Croix – de – Guerre Hull Daily News 17 April 1918 – Distinguished Conduct Medal London Gazette 17 April 1918 For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. For the past fourteen months he has acted as Serjeant-Major of the Battalion, and has shown a fine example of courage and devotion to duty, particularly during the operations, when he conducted ammunition and supplies to the front line under heavy fire. He is an excellent disciplinarian, and an indefatigable worker. – Present with 7th Battalion as RSM at inquiry into fire (War Diary 06 May 1917) – AVL Hull 1918 7th Battalion

Next of Kin
10 Florence Avenue Arundell Street Hull