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
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