1 June 1918 : Captain Hewson Street MC & Bar

Born 14 September 1893 Osbounby, Leicestershire 

Parents George (the local blacksmith) and Eliza (née Thorpe) 

Raised, Woodall Spa, Leicestershire. At the 1901 Census, age 7, Hewson was at home with his parents, older sister and two younger siblings, his grandmother and a blacksmith apprentice to his father. 

He was educated Church of England School, Woodall Spa.

At the 1911 Census, age 17, Hewson was shoeing and 'general smith', like his father and was living at home. His older sister was a school teacher.  As well as his parents, his paternal and maternal grandmothers were living with them. 

Hewson joined the Lincolnshire Regiment as a private later that year. He was called up 5 August 1914 and served in France and Flanders from the following March. He gained a commission with the Worcester Regiment, rose through the ranks and was promoted Captain in July 1917. 

The following year in 1918 the Battalion was at rest at camp when the Germans broke through at Soissons. 

Capt. Hewson was severely wounded 30 May and taken prisoner. He died of his wounds in captivity 1 June 1917 and is buried at Brouillet.

He was three times mentioned in despatches and received the MC and bar. 

5th Territorial Bn, The Lincolnshire Regiment, attached 10th (Service) Bn The Worcestershire Regiment.

1 June 1918 

 

Sources: Du Ruvigny’s Vol. Image from the Bradly Family Tree, Ancestry, Census Returns 1901 and 1911.