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William Henry Hewitt
Birth: Jun. 19, 1884
Death: Dec. 7, 1966

World War I British Victoria Cross Medal Recipient. He served as a Lance-Corporal in the 2nd South African Light Infantry. On Septembe 20, 1917, Lance-Corporal Hewitt with his unit attacked a German pill-box at Ypres, Belgium. The enemy garrison held in the attempts to be captured and Lance-Corporal Hewitt received a severe wound. He proceeded to the loophole of the pill-box where, in attempts to put a bomb in it and was again wounded in the arm. Undeterred, he finally managed to get the bomb inside where it dislodged the occupants and they were successfully dealt with by the rest of the section. For courage in the face of the enemy, he was awarded the Victoria Cross Medal and later achieved the rank of Major. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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Cheltenham Cemetery and Crematorium
Cheltenham
Cheltenham Borough
Gloucestershire, England
 
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Record added: Oct 24, 2003
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William Henry Hewitt
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
 
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