Saturday, December 3, 2016

Frederick James Hewitt

badgeaifww1Serial Number and Rank:  50877, Private
Birth:  12 Aug 1896 Ulladulla 1896/23247 Reg. Milton
Parents:  Thomas William Hewitt and Sarah Brassington
Enlisted:  4 December 1917. Labourer of Morton via Milton
Next of Kin.  F. Thomas Hewitt of Ulladulla
Service:  35th Battalion
Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board RMS Osterley on 8 May 1918
Death:  10 April 1981 Milton Uladulla
Burial:  Sandridge Cemterey RC/B13/18 Mollymook
Marriage:  Elizabeth Thelma McCarthy 19 April 1922
Roman Catholic Rites at McCarthy residence East Milton
congregational Church honour rollHonour Rolls:  RSL Honour Roll
Milton Town Memorial
Croobyar Public School
Milton Methodist Church (as HEWETT)
Milton Congregational Church
Descendants still live in the Milton Ulladulla District.

Frederick was born at Ulladulla in 1896, the son of Thomas William Hewitt and his wife Sarah nee Brassington.

He enlisted for war service at the age of 21 years in December 1917 from Milton, at the time he was a farm labourer at Morton via Milton. After training at Liverpool, his unit embarked from Sydney, on board RMS Osterley on 8 May 1918, he was he assigned to the 19th Battalion

Frederick was transferred to the 35th Battalion in July 1918, during the war he was stationed at Fovant in England. The 35th Battalion was disbanded in March 1919. He returned home from war service in October 1919, after recovery from the measles.

Frederick name is listed on the Milton Ulladulla RSL Honour Roll, Milton Town Memorial, Croobyar Public School, Milton Methodist Church and the Milton Congregational Church.

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