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Richard Alexander Hewat

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Richard Alexander Hewat

Birth
Death
1 Mar 1945 (aged 24)
At Sea
Burial
Cremated Add to Map
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Richard 'Alexander' Hewat was the son of Frederick Hewat and Grace Ray Whitaker. Grace was the daughter of Willard E. Whitaker a cotton manufacturer and his wife, Charlotte Wilcoxson.

'Alexander' was in the U.S. Navy and serving aboard the USS Schenck. His cause of death was "fracture, simple, skull & cervical vertebrae" from an airplane accident aboard ship.

He was named after his uncle, Richard Alexander Hewat (3 May 1896 – 14 August 1918). He was an American pursuit pilot who flew with the Royal Flying Corps (RFC) in World War I. He joined the RFC in 1917 and was killed in action near Bailleul in France on 14 August 1918. He was a flying ace, having shot down six aircraft during the war.

Richard's body was sent to Forest Hills Crematory, Boston, MA

Brother of Frederick Whitaker Hewat, Memorial ID 92154409, and Donald Hewat.
Richard 'Alexander' Hewat was the son of Frederick Hewat and Grace Ray Whitaker. Grace was the daughter of Willard E. Whitaker a cotton manufacturer and his wife, Charlotte Wilcoxson.

'Alexander' was in the U.S. Navy and serving aboard the USS Schenck. His cause of death was "fracture, simple, skull & cervical vertebrae" from an airplane accident aboard ship.

He was named after his uncle, Richard Alexander Hewat (3 May 1896 – 14 August 1918). He was an American pursuit pilot who flew with the Royal Flying Corps (RFC) in World War I. He joined the RFC in 1917 and was killed in action near Bailleul in France on 14 August 1918. He was a flying ace, having shot down six aircraft during the war.

Richard's body was sent to Forest Hills Crematory, Boston, MA

Brother of Frederick Whitaker Hewat, Memorial ID 92154409, and Donald Hewat.

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