The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private H M Hews


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Private Henry Montague HEWS, G/7387,  8th Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, (formerly 4777, (641), Royal Sussex Regiment), killed in action, Messines, Flanders France, 18th June 1917, age 27.

Born Worthing, Sussex, son of George and Ellen Hews, of 97, Marine Parade, Worthing, Sussex.


1911 Census - 13 Montague Place, Worthing, Sussex - George Hews, head, age 55, married, gardener, jobbing, worker, born Kirdford, Sussex; Ellen Hews, wife, age 53, married 31 years, 8 children, 7 still alive, boarding house keeper, own account, at home, born Portslade, Sussex; Edith Ellen Hews, daughter, age 30, single, born Broadwater, Sussex; Robert Alexandra Hews, son, age 21, single, bootmakers shop assistant, worker, born Worthing, Sussex; Henry Montague Hews, son, age 19, single, printers apprentice, worker, born Worthing, Sussex; Rose Gertrude Emily Hews, daughter, age 16, single, born Worthing, Sussex; Harold Lionel Hews, age 14, junior clerk, Borough Association, worker, born Worthing, Sussex; Reginald Arthur Hews, son, age 11, scholar, born Worthing, Sussex; Clara Harriett Colman, boarder, age 57, widow, married 37 years, 3 children, all still alive, private means, born Middlesex, London; Clara Mildred Bowman, boarder, age 27, married 2 years, 1 child, private means, born Olton, Warwickshire; William Spencer Bowman, boarder, age 9 months, born Balham, London; Adeline Helen Homfray, boarder, age 60, widow, married 30 years, private means, born Exmouth, Devon.


Enlisted  Chichester, Sussex. 

Also served in the Dardanelles. 8th August 1915, posted Balkans Theatre of War.

Commemorated at Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial,  Panel 45 and 47., Belgium & on Worthing War Memorial.

NOTE; Regimental History & Soldiers Died in the Great War show Service No. as G/7387; CWGC web site show it G/7384.


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