Remembered Today: Captain Archibald Robert Hewitt DSO

Second son of Archibald Robert Hewitt, 6th Viscount and Viscountess Lifford, of Austin House, Broadway and Hill House, Lyndhurst, Hampshire, Captain Archibald Hewitt DSO was killed in action, aged 32, on 25th April 1915.

Archibald served with the 1st Battalion East Surrey Regiment. He received his commission in 1902 and became lieutenant in 1904 and captain in 1910 and adjutant the following year. He was awarded the DSO in August 1914 at Le Cateau during the retreat of Mons for “moving out of the trenches during heavy shell fire, and bringing back men who were dribbling to the rear.” He was reported as wounded on 17th September but soon after returned to the firing line and was twice mentioned in despatches in October and November 2014.

Archibald is commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial (panel 34).

Austin House, Broadway, Worcestershire

Austin House, Broadway, Worcestershire

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Debbie Williamson
Broadway Remembers

 

 

 

 

 

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