Alexander Hutchison was a son of William and Elizabeth Hutchison. He was born in Magherafelt on 11th November 1889. The 1901 census lists Alexander as age 10, living with the family at house 39 in Coagh Street, Cookstown, County Tyrone. His father was a hairdresser. The 1911 census lists Alexander as age 21 living with the family at house 78 in Spamount Street, Belfast. His father had died. Alexander was a Ship Yard Labourer. Private Alexander Hutchison was serving with the 109th Company of the Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) when he was killed in action on the first day of the Battle of the Somme on Saturday 1st July 1916.