Ernest Duncan HEWISH


HEWISH, Ernest Duncan

Service Number: 8282
Enlisted: 31 May 1915, Keswick, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 6th Field Ambulance
Born: Wallaroo, South Australia, December 1897
Home Town: Prospect, Prospect, South Australia
Schooling: Adelaide High School and Adelaide University, South Australia
Occupation: Chemistry student
Died: Killed In Action, Belgium, 4 October 1917
Cemetery: Belgian Battery Corner Cemetery
Plot 11, Row B, Grave 12. Headstone inscription reads: The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer Psalm 18.2, Belgian Battery Corner Cemetery, Ypres, Flanders, Belgium
Memorials: Adelaide High School Honour Board, Adelaide National War Memorial, Adelaide University of Adelaide WW1 Honour Roll, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Enfield Methodist Church Honour Roll, Oodnadatta Old Scholars Honour Roll, Prospect Roll of Honour A-G WWI Board
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World War 1 Service

31 May 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 8282, Keswick, South Australia
11 Oct 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 8282, 2nd Australian General Hospital: AIF, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
11 Oct 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 8282, 2nd Australian General Hospital: AIF, HMAT Nestor, Melbourne
4 Apr 1917: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 6th Field Ambulance, In France
4 Oct 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 8282, 6th Field Ambulance, Broodseinde Ridge

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Albert Hewish and Agnes Hewish nee Condell of Main North Road, Nailsworth, SA. Brother of Albert Robert Hewish who returned to Australia on 27 July 1919 having served with the 10th and 50th Battalions

Comments taken from the Roll of Honour circular says:-  He was loved by all the boys in the Ambulance. His officers in writing spoke of his sterling work & high standard of bravery under fire. Details from mother

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal