Leslie Walter HEWETT

Badge Number: S14136, Sub Branch: Crystal Brook

HEWETT, Leslie Walter

Service Number: 51894
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 43rd Infantry Battalion
Born: Keili, South Australia, 6 February 1897
Home Town: Mundoora, Barunga West, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farmer
Died: 10 January 1981, aged 83 years, cause of death not yet discovered, place of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Crystal Brook Cemetery, South Australia
Memorials: Mundoora War Memorial, Port Broughton War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

5 Jun 1918: Involvement Private, 51894, 1st to 6th (SA) Reinforcements, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '20' embarkation_place: Sydney embarkation_ship: RMS Orontes embarkation_ship_number: '' public_note: ''
5 Jun 1918: Embarked Private, 51894, 1st to 6th (SA) Reinforcements, RMS Orontes, Sydney
11 Nov 1918: Involvement Private, 51894, 43rd Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by tony griffin

Leslie was the son of Arthur and Alice (nee Freeman) Hewett of Mundoora. He was born at Keili on 6 February 1897. A farmer, he was 21 years old when he enlisted in Adelaide on 1 March 1918.

Leslie was appointed to 2nd Reinforcements “S” UK which entrained to Sydney and embarked aboard RMS “Orontes” on 8 June 1918 and disembarked at Liverpool on 11 August. The war had ended before Leslie was sent to France and allotted to 48 Battalion on 19 February 1919.

Leslie embarked for Australia aboard HMAT A38 “Ulysses” on 23 July 1919 and disembarked in Adelaide on 30 August. He was discharged on 16 September 1919.