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VC880   William Henry Hewitt

Name   William Henry Hewitt   No.   8162   

VC Issue No.   880   Awards   VC   

Regiment   2nd South African Light Infantry



Rank VC Won   Lance-Corporal

Rank End Of Career   Major

Place Of Birth   Copdock, near Ipswich, Suffolk, England

Place Of Death   Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England

Buried/Location Ashes   Buried at sea off Hermanus Cliffs, 40 miles east of Cape Town, South Africa

Cremated   Cheltenham Crematorium, Bouncers Lane, Gloucestershire, England

Date Buried/Cremated   10 December 1966

Headstone   Ashes    Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   26 November 1917

VC Presented   16 January 1918 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England


Memorial Bench, By the Sea, Hermanus, South Africa

P  Victoria Cross Memorial Gates, Constitution Hill, Westminster, London

P  Framed Memorial,  Framlingham College Chapel, Suffolk

Victoria Cross Commemorative Plaque, The Castle, Cape Town, South Africa

By The Way…

William Hewitt emigrated to South Africa and became a Policeman

VC Held By

Imperial War Museum, Lambeth Road, Kennington, London, England



VC 879 VC 881
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The First World War

BORN   19 June 1884

DIED   7 December 1966   AGE   72

VC Won   20 September 1917   AGE   33

Place VC Won   Near Frezenberg, Belgium

War/Campaign   First World War 1917