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The day my family came


The 20th August 2013 was a hot day. Probably not as hot as the 20th July 1918. Despite these dates being separated by nearly 95 years, the echoes of that day in 1918 resonated loudly down the decades. It was on that day that a soldier’s family returned to Marfaux, near Reims. Leonard Maidment, from Andover, was probably an ordinary soldier. It is …

1 June 1918 : Captain Hewson Street MC & Bar


His parents were George Street (the local blacksmith) and Eliza Dixon Street (née Thorpe)  Hewson was raised in Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire.  At the 1901 Census, age 7, Hewson was at home living on Witham Road, Woodhall Spa with his parents, older sister and two younger siblings Gwendoline and Brenda, his grandmother and a blacksmith apprentice …