INDENT M.C. London Gazette 24.7.1915. 2nd Lieutenant, 1st Bn. The Northumberland Fusiliers. "For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty at Hooge on 16th June, 1915. He led his platoon with great dash under heavy fire against the enemy's line, and later though wounded in the head, continued to direct the work of a bombing party. Although again wounded in the head, knocked down and rendered deaf, he returned to the trench after his wounds had been bound up, and remained at his post till dusk."
Captain Hugh Urquart Scrutton, youngest son of Lord Justice Scrutton, educated at Uppingham, would have entered the army from King's College, Cambridge as a University candidate, where he had been for a year when the war broke out in 1914; together with one of his older brothers, he enlisted as a Motor Despatch Rider and embarked for France, mid-August, 1914; was present through the retreat from Mons, the Battles of the Marne, the Aisne and the 1st Battle of Ypres with the Third Division (both brothers were mentioned in Sir John French's Despatches and subsequently all three brothers were awarded the M.C.); distinguished himself at Hooge after receiving a commission in the 1st Bn. Northumberland Fusiliers (wounded; M.C.; Mentioned in Despatches a second time); after recovering from his wounds, he was sent to Salonika. During an engagement on the Struma River, he was severely wounded while rallying his men in a retreat, and he refused to allow his men unduly to expose themselves by carrying him in. Captain Scrutton was reported 'wounded and missing', 10 September, 1916 - later information confirmed that on that date, while a prisoner, he had died of wounds in a Bulgarian hospital. (Mentioned in Despatches for his work on the Salonika front)