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Ernest HEWITT

Regimental number5839
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Address41 Despoint Street, Marrickville, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinWife, Mrs Violet Hewitt, 41 Despoint Street, Marrickville, New South Wales
Enlistment date20 March 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll11 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name20th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/37/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 7 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll20th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 9 October 1917
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialTyne Cot Cemetery (Plot XXXIII, Row C, Grave No. 5), Passchendaele, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
91
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Walter and Julia HEWITT; husband of Violet Small (formerly HEWITT), "Glen Ayr", Charles Street, Marrickville, New South Wales. Native of Leytonstone, London, England
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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