- Full Name
- Cecil Key Hutchison
- Year of Birth
- Year of Death
- 1941 (aged 64)
- Place Born
- Chelsea, London, England
- Place Died
- Woking, Surrey, England
“Hutchison served as assistant to James Braid during the construction of Gleneagles and the reconstruction of Carnoustie. In the mid-1920s he formed a firm with Colonel S.V. Hotchkin, who had assisted him with remodelling of Woodhall Spa.” The Golf Course Geoff Cornish and Ron Whitten
Cecil Hutchison was educated at Eton College, Windsor, where he excelled at a number of sports. He played cricket for the school then went on to represent the Household Brigade and turn out occasionally for Marylebone Cricket Club between 1898 and 1904.
Hutchison was commissioned into the 3rd Battalion of the Royal Scots in 1896, transferring to the Regular Army as Second Lieutenant in the 1st.Battalion of the Coldstream Guards in 1898.
His first active service was in South Africa during the Boer War, taking part in the advance on Kimberley and the Battle of Magersfontein. He was also involved in military operations that took place during battles at Poplar Grove and Driefontein.
On his return to England, he turned from cricket to golf, becoming one of the greatest players of his day, and he represented Scotland in nine consecutive annual matches against England from 1904 to 1912.
During that time he also reached the final of the Amateur Championship, losing to Robert Maxwell by a single hole in 1909.
Hutchison retired from the Army but was recalled for service in World War One and was in action at Givenchy in December of 1914. The following month, his Battalion trenches were over-run and he was taken prisoner of war.
He was held in various prisoner of war camps in Germany until November 1917, when he was transferred to Switzerland for internment until he was repatriated to England at the end of the following year.
He resigned his Commission on 12 June 1920 and was granted the honorary rank of Major.
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