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Mount Carmel in Wabash County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Capt. Bellenden S. Hutcheson, M.D.

 
 
Capt. Bellenden S. Hutcheson, M.D. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, August 11, 2020
1. Capt. Bellenden S. Hutcheson, M.D. Marker
Plaque placed on the ground
Inscription.  
In Honor of Capt. Bellenden S. Hutcheson, M.D.
Canadian Medical Corps.
Recipient of
British Victoria Cross

For conspicuous gallantry of the highest order in the presence of the enemy during action on September 2, 1918 along the Drocourt Queant Line in France during World War I. Resident of Mt. Carmel, IL. Buried at Rose Hill Cemetery, Mt. Carmel, IL.

 
Erected 1991 by Wabash County Historical Society and family members.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Science & MedicineWar, World I.
 
Location. 38° 24.584′ N, 87° 45.649′ W. Marker is in Mount Carmel, Illinois, in Wabash County. Memorial can be reached from the intersection of North Market Street and East 4th Street. Marker is outside the Wabash County Court House, next to the Veterans' Memorial. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 401 N Market St, Mount Carmel IL 62863, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gettysburg Address (within shouting distance of this marker); USS Wabash (within shouting
Capt. Bellenden S. Hutcheson, M.D. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, August 11, 2020
2. Capt. Bellenden S. Hutcheson, M.D. Marker
Ground plaque is where the red arrow points (view from across the street)
distance of this marker); Lyles Station, Indiana (approx. 6.1 miles away in Indiana); a different marker also named Lyles Station (approx. 6.2 miles away in Indiana); Judge William Prince (approx. 11.1 miles away in Indiana); Civil War Honor Roll Memorial (approx. 11.1 miles away in Indiana); Gibson County American Revolution Honor Roll (approx. 11.1 miles away in Indiana); Gibson County World Wars I and II Honor Roll (approx. 11.1 miles away in Indiana). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mount Carmel.
 
More about this marker. Marker was dedicated in June 1991.
 
Also see . . .  Bellenden Hutcheson on Wikipedia. Hutcheson (1883-1954) was one of the seven Canadians to be awarded the Victoria Cross (Canada's highest honour) for their deeds on one single day, 2 September 1918. Born in Mount Carmel, Illinois, he renounced his US citizenship in 1915 to join the Canadian Army as a medical officer. After the war, Hutcheson reclaimed his U.S. citizenship, and he would live and work in downstate Illinois (Cairo and Mound City). Not mentioned in his Wikipedia page is his 1939 visit to Washington, DC, where he would join King Edward VI and Queen Elizabeth at the
Capt. Bellenden S. Hutcheson, M.D. image. Click for full size.
National Defence and the Canadian Forces, c. 1919
3. Capt. Bellenden S. Hutcheson, M.D.
Public domain
Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and lay wreaths with them. (Submitted on August 22, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 22, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 22, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 55 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 22, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.
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