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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by Stephen Luscombe