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VC999   James Hewitson

Name    James Hewitson  No.      

VC Issue No.   999   Awards   VC    

Regiment   King's Own (Royal Lancaster) Regiment, 1/4th Battalion

Later   Kings Own Royal Border Regiment

Now   The Duke of Lancasters Regiment

Rank VC Won    Lance-Corporal

Rank End Of Career   Corporal

Place Of Birth   Thwaite Farm, Coniston, Cumbria, England

Place Of Death   Stanley Hospital, Ulverston, Cumbria, England

Buried/Location Ashes   Parish Church of St Andrew Churchyard, Coniston, Cumbria, England


Date Buried/Cremated   6 March 1963

Headstone   Headstone    Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   28 June 1918

VC Presented   8 August 1918 by King George V in France


P  Headstone, Parish Church of St Andrew Churchyard, Coniston, Cumbria, England

P  Display & Hewitson VC Memorial Shield at Parish Church of St Andrew, Coniston, Cumbria

By The Way…

After the war, he was in and out of medical institutions for the rest of his life, with what is now known as Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

VC Held By

Not Known



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BORN   15 October 1892

DIED   2 March 1963  AGE   70

VC Won   26 April 1918   AGE   25

Place VC Won    Givenchy, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1918

The First World War