Frank Gilmore HEWETT

Badge Number: S76636, Sub Branch: Prospect

HEWETT, Frank Gilmore

Service Number: 51801
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 50th Infantry Battalion
Born: Port Broughton, South Australia, 11 April 1896
Home Town: Port Broughton, Barunga West, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farmer
Died: 10 September 1979, aged 83 years, cause of death not yet discovered, place of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Port Broughton Cemetery
Memorials: Alford War Memorial, Port Broughton War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

1 May 1918: Involvement Private, 51801, 1st to 6th (SA) Reinforcements, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '20' embarkation_place: Sydney embarkation_ship: HMAT Euripides embarkation_ship_number: A14 public_note: ''
1 May 1918: Embarked Private, 51801, 1st to 6th (SA) Reinforcements, HMAT Euripides, Sydney
11 Nov 1918: Involvement Private, 51801, 50th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by tony griffin

Frank Hewett was the son of Ebenezer Onessimus and Florence (nee Young) Hewett of Port Broughton.

 Frank was born at Port Broughton in 1896. A farmer, he was 22 years old when he enlisted in Adelaide on 11 September 1917.

Frank was appointed to 1 Reinforcements “S” UK that entrained to Sydney from where it embarked aboard HMAT A14 “Euripides” on 1 May 1918. At New York the reinforcements transhipped to HMS “Tuetonic” and disembarked at Liverpool on 2 July. Frank proceeded overseas to France on 22 September and 5 days later was taken on strength of 50 Battalion. The Australian troops were at rest on 6 November when Frank was stricken with pyrexia and admitted to hospital. He rejoined his unit on 17 January 1919.

Frank returned to England and embarked for Australia aboard HT “City of Exeter” on 12 July and disembarked in Adelaide on 21 August. He was discharged on 6 September 1919.