One more brief post to get us back on schedule: John Edward Hewlett was the son of Joseph Hewlett from his first marriage. Although not related to me, he was half brother to Herbert Hewlett, and step son to Elizabeth Mungham.
John was five years old when his father married my cousin. His father was a rail engine driver, and as the family grew from three to seven children between 1890 and 1896, he followed in his father’s footsteps. It is clear that he was a Sapper with the Royal Engineers, but beyond that, his service record is nearly illegible, so I cannot tell where he served or even with what units.
He was married before the war, and he and his wife had seven children between 1910 and 1921. I do not have a date of death for John.