Henry John HEWISH


HEWISH, Henry John

Service Number: 4190
Enlisted: 25 August 1915, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 10th Infantry Battalion
Born: Thebarton, South Australia, 19 March 1889
Home Town: Alberton, Port Adelaide, South Australia
Schooling: Port Adelaide Public School, South Australia
Occupation: Railway Employee
Died: Killed in Action, 2 Miles south of Zonnebeke, Belgium, 28 September 1917, aged 28 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
No known grave. Buried in the trench he died in, no information found that he has been moved at a later date. Memorial at the Menin Gate
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Adelaide South Australian Railways WW1 & WW2 Honour Boards, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Rosewater War Memorial, Rosewater Womens Memorial Roll of Honour WW1
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World War 1 Service

25 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
11 Jan 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 4190, 10th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres
11 Jan 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 4190, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Borda, Adelaide
Date unknown: Involvement SN 4190, 50th Infantry Battalion
Date unknown: Involvement 10th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières

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Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal.

Daily Herald (Adelaide, SA: 1910 - 1924) Thursday 8 November 1917


The late Corporal H. J. Hewish, who was killed in action on September 28, was the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Hewish, of Lyon street, Yatala. Enlisting in August, 1915, he left for the front in the following January. Prior to going into camp he was employed at the Port Adelaide goods sheds. He received his education at the Port Adelaide School. He was of a quiet and lovable disposition.