Harry John (Henry John) HEWSON

HEWSON, Harry John (Henry John)

Service Number: 3860
Enlisted: 14 July 1915, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 5th Infantry Battalion
Born: Ararat, Victoria, 28 November 1895
Home Town: Ararat, Ararat, Victoria
Schooling: Ararat State School
Occupation: Bank clerk
Died: Natural causes, Melbourne, Victoria, 1 November 1975, aged 79 years
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
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World War 1 Service

14 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3860, Melbourne, Victoria
23 Nov 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3860, 5th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
23 Nov 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 3860, 5th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ceramic, Melbourne
20 Dec 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 5th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Rachel Loosemore

Name change evidence, ie Harry, not Henry:

Australia Birth Index transcription (Ancestry)

Name: Harry Jno Hewson
Birth Date: Abt 1893
Birth Place: Ararat, Victoria
Registration Year: 1893
Registration Place: Victoria, Australia
Father: Jno Thos Hewson
Mother: Bertha Ann Beere
Registration Number: 14

Discovering Anzacs page for Harry John Hewson including scan of original war record:


From The Argus newspaper, Melbourne, Saturday 13 August 1921:-

"HEWSON-HARE.- On the 23rd July, at Methodist parsonage, Brighton, by the Rev. A. Madsen, Harry John, son of the late John T. and Bertha Hewson, of Ararat, to Isabel, daughter of Isabel and the late David Hare. Present address, "Langi," 57 Elster avenue, Gardenvale."

From the Victoria Rate Books:-

"Occupier Name: Harry John Hewson
Residence Date: 9 Jan 1922
Residence Place: Caulfield, Victoria, Australia"