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VC846   Dennis George Wyldbore Hewitt

Name   Dennis George Wyldbore Hewitt   No.      POSTHUMOUS

VC Issue No.   846   Awards   VC   

Regiment   Hampshire Regiment, 14th Battalion

Later   Royal Hampshire Regiment

Now   Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment

Rank VC Won   Second Lieutenant

Rank End Of Career   Second Lieutenant

Place Of Birth   Mayfair, London, England

Place Of Death   Near St Julien, north east of Ypres, Belgium

Buried/Location Ashes   Named on Menin Gate Memorial to the Missing, Ypres, Belgium (location unknown)


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone       Plot/Grave no.   Panel 35, Column 3

Gazetted   14 September 1917

VC Presented   19 December 1917, King George V, Buckingham Palace, London, England


P  Named on Menin Gate Memorial, Panel 35, Ypres, Belguim

P  Memorial and Original Cross, All Saints Church, Hursley, Hampshire

P  Named on Regimental Memorial, Memorial Chapel, Sandhurst, Camberley, Surrey

P  Named on Memorial, Memorial Chapel, Sandhurst, Camberley, Surrey

P  Named on Victoria Cross Memorial, Hampshire Regiment Museum, Winchester, Hampshire

P  Named on War Memorial Cloister, Winchester College, Hampshire

P  Name on War Memorial, Old Malthouse Boys, St George's Church, Langton Matravers, Dorset

By The Way…

Had he survived the war he would have probably become the 8th Viscount Lifford

VC Held By

Held by family



VC 845 VC 847
VC 845
VC 847

The First World War

BORN   18 December 1897

DIED   31 July 1917   AGE   19

VC Won   31 July 1917   AGE   19

Place VC Won   St. Julien, Belgium

War/Campaign   First World War 1917