Clarence Mervyn (Bung) HEWITSON

HEWITSON, Clarence Mervyn

Service Number: SX7511
Enlisted: 2 July 1940, Wayville, South Australia
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 2nd/43rd Infantry Battalion
Born: Wallaroos Mines, South Australia, 18 May 1914
Home Town: Wallaroo Mines, Copper Coast, South Australia
Schooling: Wallaroo Mines Primary School
Occupation: Farm Hand
Died: Pneumonia, Kadina, South Australia, 22 October 2014, aged 100 years
Cemetery: Kadina Cemetery, South Australia
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World War 2 Service

2 Jul 1940: Involvement Lance Corporal, SX7511, Enlistment/Embarkation WW2
2 Jul 1940: Enlisted Wayville, South Australia
2 Jul 1940: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Lance Corporal, SX7511, 2nd/43rd Infantry Battalion
6 Jul 1940: Involvement Private, SX7511, 2nd/43rd Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW2
29 Dec 1940: Embarked HMT Mauitania
8 Mar 1945: Discharged Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Lance Corporal, SX7511, 2nd/43rd Infantry Battalion
8 Mar 1945: Discharged

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Born 18 May 1914 in Wallaroo Mines,

South Australia
(SA Birth Record 1907 - 1928. Book : 936 Page : 13 District : Dal.)

Father Charles Leslie HEWITSON and Mother Sarah Annie (nee THOMAS),
living at 115 Musgrave Terrace, Wallaroo, South Australia.

Brother   William John HEWITSON       (b. 14/6/1912 Wallaroo, SA - d. ___)
Brother   Leslie Herbert HEWITSON     (b. 24/6/1913 Wallaroo, SA - d. ___)
*** CLARENCE b. 18/5/1914 - d. 22/10/2014 (100 YEARS OLD) ***
Brother   Alfred Arnold HEWITSON       (b. 9/6/1915 Wallaroo SA - d. ___)
Brother   Oliver Charles HEWITSON      (b. 9/6/1918 Wallaroo, SA - d. ___)
Brother   Spencer Maxwell HEWITSON  (b. 31/12/1920 Wallaroo, SA - d. ___)
Brother  David Howard HEWITSON       (b. 28/5/1922 Wallaroo, SA - d. ___)
Sister     Daphnie May HEWITSON        (b. 27/1/01924 Wallaroo, SA - d. ___)
Sister     Gladys Jean HEWITSON         (b. 10/10/1926 Wallaroo, SA - d. ___) 
Brother   Samuel George HEWITSON    (b. 3/5/1928 Wallaroo, SA - d. ___)

Brother Walter Frederick HEWITSON.    (B. 1929 


Described on enlisting as 26 years 1 month old; single; black hair; blue eyes;
5' 9 1/2" tall; medium complexion; Methodist

14/6/1940     Enlisted in WWII at Wallaroo, South Australia
2/7/1940       reported for duty RRD, signed up at Wayville, South Australia

6/7/1940       marched out from RRD to Woodside from Wayville, SA
                    alloted to 2nd/43rd Battalion

27/11/1940   pre-embarkation leave  27/11 - 13/12/1940

28/12/1940   entrained 4MD for 3MD for embarkation overseas

29/12/1940   embarked on board HMT Maritama at Port Melbourne, VIC
15/1/1941     transhipped to HMT Nevasa at Colombo
2/2/1941       disembarked in Middle East

24/1/1943     Embarked
27/2/1943     disembarked into Sydney

8/8/1943       Embarked Cairns, Queensland
10/8/1943     disembarked into Milne Bay Manora, New Guinea

24/8/1943     sick to hospital

31/12/1943   Embarked Townsville, per Camliona
4/1/1944       disembarked into Port Moresby

23/1/1944     Embarked Finchhafen per Thomas Corrain
31/1/1944     disembarked into Townsville, QLD

27/5/1944     taken on strength into 2nd/43rd Battalion

1/7/1944       appointed Lance Corporal

5/9/1944       sick with abdomen pain
                     admitted to 2/1 Australian Casualty Clearing Station (ACCS)
7/9/1944       evacuated to 2/2 Australian General Hospital (AGS)
21/9/1944     evacuated Ambulance Train to 115 Heidelberg Military Hospital
28/9/1944     evacuate to 105 Australian Military Hospital (AMH)
20/10/1944    moved between 111 & 105 AMH

24/1/1945      transferred to GDO SA LofC Area

8/3/1945       discharged from service in AIF

1939/45 Star; Africa Star; Pacific Star; Defence medal; War medal

22/10/2014    100 years old -  Clarence passed away of pneumonia
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Thank you to Clarence's nephew George Hewitson, for his family photos and information.

Sourced and submitted by Julianne T Ryan.  26/4/2015.  Lest we forget.