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Private Charles Edward Hewitt


Claro Times - 13th February 1915

Photos - Private Ernest Hewitt, of the Somerset Light Infantry, and his brother, Private Charles Edward Hewitt, Grenadier Guards, both of Knaresborough, have seen service in the Navy, and are now in training for land fighting. The latter, who has only left the Navy a month ago, was in the Heligoland battle, being on HMS Liverpool.


Claro Times - 12th November 1915

News was received by Mrs Hewitt, Briggate, Knaresborough, on Tuesday, that her son, Private Charles Edward Hewitt, of the 3rd Battalion, Grenadier Guards,, had been "posted as missing" after an engagement "overseas". Mrs Hewitt has no official information as to which theatre of war her son has gone.

Private Hewitt was 20 years of age, and first joined the Navy. After having served four years in that service, he transferred to the Grenadier Guards six months ago. Mrs Hewitt wrote a letter to her son about a fortnight ago, and a short period after received the letter back, marked "Wounded". She then wrote to the Record Office of the battalion in London, and on Tuesday received the information that her son was missing.

Private Hewitt was a member of the choir of the Holy Trinity Church, Knaresborough, and was well known in Knaresborough.

His brother, Lance Corporal Ernest Hewitt, of the 8th Somerset Light Infantry, is now in France.



3rd Battalion, Grenadier Guards

21592 Guardsman Charles Edward Hewitt

Born : Leeds

Enlisted : Leeds

Died : 27th September 1915

KIA  :  France and Flanders



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