Robert Westbrook Hewitt DSO

Robert Westbrook Hewitt was the son of Robert Henry Hewitt of Dodford, Northamptonshire. He was commissioned into the Norfolk Regiment and was in the Mounted Infantry.� He later joined the 14th Hussars and commanded the regiment in WW1 in Mesopotamia from 1916.� He was mortally wounded at Ramadi on 29 Sep 1917 and died the following day. He had been shot in the lower back and suffered great pain in the journey in a springless cart across extremely rough country. He was 37 years old.� He was buried in Baghdad (NorthGate) War Cemetery but the War Graves project states that his grave is in Daventry (Holy Cross) Churchyard, Northamptonshire.�

Regimental Details | 14th Hussars Commanding Officers


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