Hewitt, A E
ALFRED EDWARD HEWITT
Remembered with honour Loos Memorial: Panel 41.
He enlisted in Bedford; was entitled to the Victory and British War medals, and was killed in action in the front line near Loos. Unfortunately, Alfred’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the Worlds War Two bombing.
There is an article about and a Death announcement for Alfred in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 24 February 1917.
Son of Frederick Edward and Elizabeth (nee GREEN) HEWITT; husband of Ethel May (nee ALLEN) HEWITT.
His parents married 3 May 1890 at St John the Baptist, Aldenham, Herts. Elizabeth died 1934 in Watford aged 71, and was buried 24 December in North Watford Cemetery; Frederick died 13 February 1947 in Watford aged 78, and was buried 19 February, also in North Watford Cemetery.
Alfred was born 25 April 1891 in St Alban’s, Herts, and baptised 24 May 1891 at Holy Trinity, Frogmore, Herts. He attended Colney Street C of E J.M.I. School, St Alban’s, from 19 June 1894 to 20 January 1902; then Alexandra School, Watford, from 20 January 1902 to 22 December 1904. He married 10 May 1913 at St Mary’s, Watford; they had two children. He resided in Watford. Ethel never remarried, she died 2 August 1975 in Watford aged 84, and was buried 7 August in Vicarage Road Cemetery, Watford.
On the 1901 Census, aged 9 he lived in St Alban’s, with his parents and four siblings. On the 1911 Census, a carman horse driver aged 19, he lived in Watford, with his parents and four siblings.
Date of death28*/01/1917
Age at death25
Place of death
- 1st S.W. Herts Scout Troop [in St Mary's Parish Church Watford] (4)
- Abbot's Langley Herts War Memorial (17)
- Aldbury Herts War Memorial (1)
- Aldenham Herts War Memorial (located in Letchmore Heath Herts) (8)
- All Saints Church Croxley Green Herts (12)
- All Saints Church Harrow Weald Middx (2)
- All Saints Church Hertford (1)
- All Saints Church King's Langley Herts (1)
- All Saints Church Leavesden Herts (31)
- All Saints Church Witham Essex (3)