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Name: William HEWITT
Casualty No.: Ranks: Private Initials: W Service No.: 19035
Date of Birth : - Place of Birth : Houghton le Spring, Co. Durham. Age at Death: 30
Unit: Z Company, 2nd Bn Suffolk Regiment.
Former Unit(s): 22355 Hussars.
Place Enlisted: Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland.
Place of Residence: Blaydon on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Home Address: 7 Garden Street, Blaydon on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Previous Address:
Civilian Employment: Miner at Addison Colliery, Co. Durham.
How Died: Killed in action
Date of Death: Thursday 16th November 1916
Place of Death:
Locally Commemorated: Addison Colliery War Memorial, Co. Durham.
UK Commemorated: Blaydon War Memorial, Blaydon on Tyne, Co. Durham. St Cuthbert's Church, Blaydon on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Overseas Commemorated: -
Buried: Bertrancourt Military Cemetery, France.
Decoration and Medals:
Photographs: 1
Service Records: No
Death Notice/Obituary: Blaydon Courier, page 5, 2nd December 1916.
Family Details:
Son of Samuel and Sarah Ann Hewitt of 7 Garden Street, Blaydon on Tyne, Co Durham (late of Hamsterley Colliery, Co Durham) and later, of Barlow, Co Durham. Two sisters: Mary and Elizabeth. Brothers: John and Joseph. William's brother, Private John Cousins Hewitt, 13306 11th (Pioneer) Bn Durham Light Infantry, was killed in action in France on 11th February 1916 and buried in Ferme-Olivier cemetery, France (as reported in the Blaydon Courier, 19th February 1916). William's father, Samuel, died on 9th December 1922, aged 63. His mother, Sarah Ann, died on 15th September 1929, aged 78. Joseph died in Canada in 1926. His sister Mary had died on 21st December 1912, aged 19. Elizabeth married Robert Ripley and died on 28th April 1953, aged 57.
Notes :
Sources Used: Commonwealth War Graves Commission Debt of Honour Register. Soldiers Died in the Great War.
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