Guy Stevenson Hewitt 8 March 1918

Guy Stevenson Hewitt was born in 1898 in Wilmslow, Cheshire, the only son of Edgar and Florence Hewitt. He was brought up in Buxton in Derbyshire, where his father was a solicitor and was in Grafton House 1912-15.

He seems to have made little impact in terms of the written records of the School, except for being confirmed, on 18th March 1914, by the Bishop of Peterborough, Edward Glyn.

He then went to Sandhurst at the age of 18. For some reason, he did not take up a commission but joined the Artists Rifles as a Private. He went out to France with his regiment in March 1917 and was there for a year, being killed in action on 8th March 1918 at Ribecourt near Cambrai.

The Chaplain of the regiment recorded that “death was caused by the bursting of a shell and was instantaneous.”

He was buried where he fell but the grave was subsequently lost, so he is commemorated on the Arras Memorial to the missing, which records the names of some 35,000 Allied servicemen, including three Oundelians.

C Pendrill
Yarrow Fellow