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William Selwyn Hewson

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Headstone, Aleppo War Cemetery (photo Steven Parfitt 2009) - This image may be subject to copyright

Headstone, Aleppo War Cemetery (photo Steven Parfitt 2009) - This image may be subject to copyright

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    William Selwyn AWMM
  • Surname
    Hewson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Snowey AWMM
  • Service number
    9877 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    22 May 1904 AWMM AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 27 December 1939 AWMM 168 Sealey Street, Thames, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr William Joseph Hewson (father), 168 Sealey Street, Thames, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1 May 1940 AWMM Divorced AWMM
    Divorced, 1 child AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Sinai & Palestine AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    9877 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 27 December 1939 AWMM
    Age 35 AWMM
    Painter AWMM
    PaeroaHauraki District AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 feet 7.5 inches AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      blue AWMM
    • Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      light brown AWMM
    • Complexion, Unknown Period AWMM
      tanned AWMM
    • Accidental Death, Cause of Death AWMM
      Killed in motor accident AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • William Hewson was the son of William Joseph and Laura Mabel Hewson, of Thames

    He had a son

    Enlisted before 30 June 1941 AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    12 June 1942 AWMM
    Age 38 AWMM
    SyriaMiddle East AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Aleppo War Cemetery, Syria AWMM 2. A. 10. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Evening Post, 16 June 1942 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
    https://www.cwgc.org/find-records/find-war-dead/casualty-details/2937035
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 2 (Embarkations to 30th June, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 2: WW2 86 AWMM
    • The Evening Post AWMM
      Evening Post, 16 June 1942 AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM

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