Harold Oldershaw Hewes

G/19015, Private, 6th Battalion, East Kent Regiment. (Formerley 22516 Middlesex Regimen

Died Of Wounds on the 24th May 1917 aged 19

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

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. (25.D.10A.)

Medal Entitlement: British War Medal & Victory Medal.

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