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Lance Corporal 4584, “A” Company, 20th Battalion Royal Fusiliers.

Killed in action 20th July 1916, age 23.

Remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, France.

Former student of science.

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Huyton was born on 9th August 1892 at Old Trafford to Frank Ernest and Janet Anne Budge, he was their only son. He was educated at Abbotsford, in Sale, St. Margaret’s Higher Grade, Hulme Grammar School (1904-1909), and the Princess Street Training College. He gained a County Council Scholarship and a bursary and entered Manchester University in 1911. He was an active member of the University lacrosse club, the Christian Union and attended the Liverpool Students’ Congress as a delegate. He obtained his BSc. shortly before the outbreak of war.

After enlisting on 25th August 1914 Huyton trained at Epsom with the Public Schools Battalion and spent some time as a physical drill instructor before leaving for France in November 1915 where he was killed on 20th July 1916 while acting as a signaller. In a letter to his parents Huyton’s Captain said: “Your son was my chief signaller in the attack, as he was on many previous occasions, and as usual did splendid work, bravely and cheerfully.”

Hutton left effects worth £60 10s. 10d. to his father, an education authority clerk.