Peter Coats Hutton
Life & Career
Hutton was appointed to the cruiser Raleigh in March 1921. He would be awarded the Royal Humane Society's Silver Medal for saving life on the occasion of the loss of the ship on 8 August, 1922. In the aftermath of a capsized cutter, Hutton left a safe perch on shore he had obtained to go into the heavy surf to rescue seaman Herbert R. Reynolds. Hutton was later also awarded the Stanhope Medal for 1922. In September, he was appointed to the battleship Royal Sovereign.
World War II
He would die in the evacuation of Greece.
- "A Gallant Midshipman." The Times (London, England), Wednesday, Feb 07, 1923; pg. 7; Issue 43259.