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Place of Birth: Cowling, Yorkshire
Service No: 6/4389
Regiment / Corps / Service: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
Battalion / Unit: 1/6th Battalion
Division: 49th (West Riding) Division
Date of Death: 1916-09-18
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: VI. W. 8.
CWGC Cemetery: LONSDALE CEMETERY, AUTHUILLE
CWGC Memorial: ---
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: COWLING, YORKSHIRE
Willie Hewitt (born 19 November 1892) was the son of Jonas and Mary Hewitt, née Stubbs. Jonas was born at Cowling and Mary at Menston, Yorkshire.
1901 Cowling, Yorkshire Census: Keighley Road - Willie Hewitt, aged 8 years, born Cowling, son of Jonas and Mary Hewitt.
1911 Cowling, Yorkshire Census: 189, Keighley Road - Willie Hewitt, aged 18 years, born Cowling, son of Jonas and Mary Hewitt.
The British Army Service Record for Willie Hewitt exists but may be incomplete.
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Willie Hewitt, 6/4389, W. Rid. R. K. in A. 18.9.16. Oi/c Recs. York, requests inst[ruction]s. to dispose of medals 19.2.21.
British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Pte Willie Hewitt, 6/4389, 1/6 W. Rid. R. K. in A. 18.9.16.
Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Pte Willie Hewitt, 4389, 1/6th Bn W. Riding. Date and Place of Death: 18.9.16 France. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Mother - Mary. £11 4s. 2d.
See also: ‘Guiseley Terriers: A Small Part in The Great War - A History of the 1/6th Battalion, Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding) Regiment’ by Stephen Barber (2018).
Data Source: Craven’s Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entryView Entry in CPGW Book
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:
HEWITT, Willie, West Riding Regiment, 187 Keighley Road, [Cowling], killed in action, 1916.
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Private Willie HEWITT
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 49th (West Riding) Division
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