Awarded the Victoria Cross for most conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty at Queant – Drocourt on September 2, 1918, while attached to 75th (Mississauga) Bn., 1st Central Ontario Regt,
Under when under most intense shell, machine-gun and rifle fire. without hesitation and with utter disregard
personal safety he remained on the field until every wounded man had been attended to. He dressed the
wounds of a seriously wounded officer under terrific machine-gun and shell fire, and, with the assistance of
prisoners and of his own men, succeeded in evacuating him to safety, despite the fact that the bearer party suffered heavy casualties. Immediately afterwards he rushed forward, in full view of the enemy, under heavy
machine-gun and rifle fire, to tend a wounded serjeant, and, having placed him in a shell-hole, dressed his wounds. Captain Hutcheson performed many similar gallant acts, and, by his coolness and devotion to duty, many lives were saved.