Harold Oldershaw Hewes

Name

Harold Oldershaw Hewes

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

24/05/1917
19

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Private
G/19015
The Buffs (East Kent Regiment)
6th Bn.

Awards

British War and Victory medals

Cemetery/Memorial

ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY
XXV.D.10A.
France

UK Memorials

Stevenage Old Town Memorial
St Nicholas' Church Memorial, Stevenage Old Town
Holy Trinity Church Memorial Roll of Honour, Stevenage Old Town

Pre War

Harold was born on the 26th September 1887 the only son of Thomas & Hannah Maria Hewes of Basils Road, Stevenage.

Wartime Service

Between the 8th and 16th May 1917 the Battalion were in position near the village of Roeux, outside of Arras. During this period, they were very heavily shelled by German artillery and it is believed that Harold was amongst the wounded. He died on the 24th May as a result of his injuries and is buried in the Etaples Military Cemetery, France.

Additional Information

www.stevenageatwar.com

Acknowledgments

Paul Johnson