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George Frederick also known as Augustus Fredrick Hewet

Name on Board AF Hewet
Name on Service
George Frederick also known as Augustus Fredrick  Hewet
Enlistment Age 24
Occupation Labourer
Place of Birth Williamstown, Vic
Next of Kin Alfred George and Isabella Hewet
Address 10A Nelson Place, Williamstown, Vic
Marital Status S
Enlistment Date 22/08/1914
Service No. 1051 (previously 620)
Enlistment Place Footscray, Vic
Embarkation Place Melbourne
Embarkation Date 19/10/1914
Embarkation Ship HMAT Hororata A20
Unit on Embarkation 7th Australian Infantry Battalion
Date of Death 8/08/1915
Unit on Death 7th Australian Infantry Battalion
Rank on Death Private
Cause of Death KIA - previously reported missing at Lone Pine (No known grave)
Place of Wounding/
Cemetery or Memorial Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli Peninsula, Canakkale Province, Turkey
Additional Information As he was also known as Augustus Fredrick his first names on his enlistment papers differs from the Williamstown Town Hall Honour Board. George Hewet sailed with the First Convoy of 38 ships which departed from Albany, Western Australia on 1 November 1914. George Frederick Hewet ('Hewett' on original papers - his name was corrected on the Lone Pine Memorial in May 1926). A Court of Enquiry held in the field in France on 5 June 1916 found that Hewet was killed in action at Gallipoli in August 1915. In response to correspondence from the military noting that the final resting place of her son was unable to be located, Mary Hewet wrote that a friend of her son told her that he was last seen alive in a trench later known as Scobie Trench at Lone Pine and was buried either in a trench there or at the top of Browns Dip with other Australian and Turkish soldiers. A copy of this correspondence is on George Hewet's service records.
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