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Joseph Hewitt

Rank: Private
Town/Village: Ballymahon
Civil Parish: Shrule
Catholic Parish: Shrule
Alternative Address:
Census 1901:
Census 1911:
Regiment/Unit: Connaught Rangers, 1st Battalion
Regiment Number: 9561
Date of Death: 21-01-1916
Cause: Killed in action, Mesopotamia
Memorial: Basra Memorial, Nasiriyah Road, Basra, Iraq

Joseph was born c.1894, the son of William and Mary Hewitt; he had sisters Maria (Rhatigan) and Rose Hewitt and brothers including John Fitzmaurice (Fitzmorris), Thomas, James and Michael. Pte Hewitt enlisted in 1914 in Ballymahon. He was killed in action in Mesopotamia (Iraq), part of the attempted relief of British troops at Kut.

Parents Names: Son of William and Mary Hewitt.
Notes: The Commonwealth War Graves Commission records state that Hewitt's mother's maiden name was Fitzmorris/ Fitzmaurice, whilst the Register of Soldiers Effects have her as Morrison.

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