The Somme – Inside the Wood

Shown below is a larger scale map of Delville wood. Pictures 60 – 72 are relevant to this map.
Walking north up Buchanan street, we come to the central ride of the wood, Princes Street, which runs east/west. This is the view taken from the intersection of Princes and Buchanan Streets, looking east. On the right, just above the two figures on that side, can be seen the outlines of the gray stone S.A. monument. On the lower left of picture the second stone marker beyond the two figures on the left, is the entrance to Regent Street. Princes Street in this direction runs all the way through the wood to the eastern boundary.

Standing on the exact same spot, the junction of Buchanan and Princes Streets, looking west toward Longueval. 1 and 2 platoons of A Coy 2nd regiment manned the right hand side of this sector. The buildings of Longueval can be seen in the distance. About halfway down the right hand side of Princes Street in this direction a recess to the right, bathed in sunlight is just visible. In the next picture I will move further west to that exact spot and take a picture facing north ( or to the right )…

It does seem, that at almost the same time, Gerald purchased their intended replacement dwelling at no 2 Beaumanor Mansions, Queens Road, Bayswater. Presumably no 20 Arundel gardens was not on the market for very long. The second block from the left, shown below – is no 2 Beaumanor Mansions in June 2016.
As far as can be established, the Hutchinson parents plus their elder son Hubert, moved to 32 York Road, Sudbury, Suffolk about 1940. Gerald Hutchinson died at that address on 23 January 1951. Mabel died at the same address on 29 December 1956. Flt Lt Hubert G. Hutchinson died there also on 3 August 1957.
Eirene Vyvienne married Robert D Buchanan in Kensington in 3rd quarter 1926. As far as I can ascertain, there was one son by that marriage – Derek John Buchanan, born 18 July 1927. Derek John Buchanan died in December 1999 in Norwich, Norfolk.
In 4th quarter 1951, Eirene married Ivan Francis Low, a retired army major, who had been based at Gibraltar during WW2.  She lived for many years at Cala D`or, Mallorca, Spain.  Sometime between 1983 and 1987 she returned to the UK, in order to live near her son. She died in Nothampton on 25 January 1992.
Apart from possible descendants on the Buchanan side, it would appear that the Hutchinson family has largely died out…