Mount Carmel in Wabash County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Capt. Bellenden S. Hutcheson, M.D.
Canadian Medical Corps.
British Victoria Cross
Erected 1991 by Wabash County Historical Society and family members.
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Science & Medicine • War, World I. A significant historical date for this entry is September 2, 1918.
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 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wabash County Soldiers Monument (a few steps from this marker); Gettysburg Address (within USS Wabash (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Palmyra (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lyles Station, Indiana (approx. 6.1 miles away in Indiana); a different marker also named Lyles Station (approx. 6.2 miles away in Indiana); War Memorial (approx. 8.7 miles away); Declaration of Friendship (approx. 11 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 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 137 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 22, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.