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Henry John HEWITT

Regimental number1711
Place of birthWalhalla Vic
AddressWonthaggi, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, Henry Hewitt, Marion Crescent, Wonthaggi, Victoria
Previous military service48th Infantry
Enlistment date1 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name46th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/63/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 4 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll46th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 25 September 1918

FateReturned to Australia 1 July 1919

Military Medal

'During the operations West of BELLENGLISE on the 18th/19th September, 1918 for splendid work as a runner. He repeatedly passed through heavy shell and machine gun fire carrying important messages. On one occasion he was blown up by concussion from a bursting shell but carried on. He also acted as guide to ration parties and was of wonderful assistance to his Company.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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