The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private G L Hewlett


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Private George Leonard HEWLETT, G/10603, 11th Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment,  killed in action,  Flanders France, 15th September  1916.

1890, born Sydenham, SE. son of William Henry & *Annie Hewlett.

* 1st September 1894, admitted London County Lunatic Asylum, Banstead,The Downs, Sutton, Surrey, died 30th September 1912.


1911 Census - 52 Springfield, Wells Road, Sydenham - William Hewlett, head, age 48, married 27 years, 5 children, 4 still alive, greengrocer, own account, born Sydenham, Kent; Frederick Hewlett, son, age 26, married 5 years, 2 children, both still alive, greengrocer, out of work, born Sydenham, Kent; Charles Hewlett, son, age 24, single, jointer, electric light, worker, born Sydenham, Kent; George Hewlett, son, age 21, single, greengrocer, worker, born Sydenham, Kent.


31st October 1915, Sydenham, married Elizabeth Mary Dyke, spinster, 13 Springfield Wells Road, Upper Sydenham.

Child - Jean Winifred Mary Hewlett, born 26th December 1916, Sydenham, Kent.

Enlisted Lewisham, SE, age 26 years & 60 days, height 5ft 3 inches, weight 115lbs, tattoo mark left forearm. Resided 13 Springfield Wells Road, Upper Sydenham / 32 Stanstead Road, Forest Hill, London, SE / 101 Perry Vale, Forest Hill, London, SE. Formerly groom.

1st November 1916 to 2nd May 1916; BEF 3rd May 1916 to 15th September 1916.

1st November 1915, enlisted & posted 11th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 2nd May 1916, Southampton, embarked; 3rd May 1916, Havre, disembarked; 3rd May 1916, posted BEF; 15th September 1916, reported missing.

30th April 1917, pension of 18/9 a week awarded to widow & one child

1918 December Quarter, Elizabeth M Hewlett married John Lewis.

12th November 1919, Statement of Relatives - Widow, Elizabeth Mary Lewis, 32 Stanstead Road, Forest Hill; Child, Jean Winifred Mary Hewlett, 32 Stanstead Road, Forest Hill, born 26th December 1916; Father, William Hewlett, 42 Springfield, Wells Road, Sydenham, S8; Brothers - Fred Hewlett, age 37, 10 Fir? Street, Wells Road, Sydenham; Charles Hewlett, age 34, 27 Oaksford? Avenue, Wells Road, Sydenham; Sister - Minnie Hewlett, age 28, 1 Landseer Road, Battersea Park Road.

27th May 1920, Mrs E M Lewis, c/o Mr W Hewlett, 42 Springfield, Wells Road, Sydenham.

Buried at Bulls Road Cemetery, II. B. 5., Flers, France.


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