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890325
  • Title
    Hewitt family papers, 1562-1992, compiled 198- - 1992
  • Creator
  • Call number
    MLMSS 5679
    MLMSS 5679/Box 11/Item 6X
  • Level of description
    Collection
  • Date

    1562-1992, compiled 198- - 1992
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    890325
  • Physical Description
    1.65 metres of textual material (13 boxes and 1 outsize item) - manuscript, typescript, printed
  • ADMINISTRATIVE/ BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY

    Thomas Cotgrave Hewitt, a science master of Toowoomba, Queensland enlisted in the AIF on 17 April 1915 and served as Captain with the 26th Battalion at Gallipoli and in France, where he was killed in action, 29 July 1916.

    Gunner Hubert Deane Hewitt, cattle station manager of Bundaberg, Queensland, joined the AIF on 4 August 1915. He served with the 5th Light Horse Regiment and the 53rd Battalion in Egypt and France, where he was wounded in October 1917. He returned to Australia on 16 December 1917.
  • Scope and Content
    Includes letters from Tom Hewitt, written while on active service in Egypt, Gallipoli, Belgium and France, 1915-1916, and from Deane Hewitt on active service in Egypt and France, 1915-1917.
  • Source
    Presented by Mr W.V. Hewitt in February 1988
  • Finding Aids
    Contents list available in the Mitchell Library Reading Room -
  • Description source

    Information transferred from Manuscripts Leaf Catalogue No. 2 as part of the eRecords Project, 2009-2010
  • General note

    State Library of New South Wales collection of World War I letters
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