Clarence Frank HEWETT

HEWETT, Clarence Frank

Service Number: 6923
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 27th Infantry Battalion
Born: Keili, South Australia, 5 May 1895
Home Town: Mundoora, Barunga West, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Crystal Brook, South australia, 13 June 1955, aged 60 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Keilli Cemetery, South Australia
Memorials: Mundoora War Memorial, Port Broughton War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

30 Oct 1917: Involvement Private, 6923, 27th Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '15' embarkation_place: Melbourne embarkation_ship: HMAT Aeneas embarkation_ship_number: A60 public_note: ''
30 Oct 1917: Embarked Private, 6923, 27th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Aeneas, Melbourne

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Biography contributed by tony griffin

Clarence was the son of Arthur and Alice (nee Freeman) Hewett of Mundoora. He was born at Keili on 5 May 1895. A farmer, Clarence was 22 years old when he enlisted in Adelaide on 11 September 1917.

Clarence was appointed to 20 Reinforcements 27 Battalion which entrained to Melbourne from where it embarked aboard HMAT A60 “Aeneas” on 30 October 1917 and disembarked at Liverpool on 27 December. While at sea he was admitted to hospital with mumps. As a reinforcement for 48 Battalion he proceeded overseas to France where he was taken on strength of that Battalion on 6 April 1918.

Clarence returned to England on 18 June 1919 and embarked for Australia aboard “Swakopmund”. He disembarked in Adelaide on 30 June and was discharged on 10 September 1919.