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Re: Pte Thomas Hewson The Kings (Liverpool) Regiment, Labour Corp
« Reply #18 on: Monday 04 August 14 17:16 BST (UK) »
Robert may have attested originally on 12 Aug 1914, as of St Luke's parish, Bootle, aged 21 years 240 days, general labourer, 12089, RC, 5ft 9.5ins, 1681bs, exp girth 37ins, exp range 3ins, fresh complexion, brown eyes & hair, mole right back arm, at Kings Liverpool, Seaforth and discharged as unlikely to become an efficient soldier on 24 Sep 1914.


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Re: Pte Thomas Hewson The Kings (Liverpool) Regiment, Labour Corp
« Reply #19 on: Monday 04 August 14 18:03 BST (UK) »
Birth index for Thomas Hewson:-

Name: Thomas Hewson
Born: Apr-May-Jun 1886
District: West Derby
Vol: 8b
Page: 409

There was another Thomas Hewson born in the same district, in the same year. He died in Northumberland in 1971. The date of birth from his death index matches the birth index in the Jul-Aug-Sep quarter of 1886 so we know for sure that the above index is your Thomas Hewson.


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Re: Pte Thomas Hewson The Kings (Liverpool) Regiment, Labour Corp
« Reply #20 on: Monday 04 August 14 18:49 BST (UK) »
Thanks again Blue. Really appreciate your help.
My only query re your latest info about Robert above is that he did actually serve in 13th Battalion The King's (Liverpool Regiment)  (Regtl number 52360) and died in France from his injuries on 10 April 1917. There is also a link showing his headstone in Beaurains. This I found out from the GWGC link above.

Is it possible that he signed up (or was conscripted) at a later date?

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Re: Pte Thomas Hewson The Kings (Liverpool) Regiment, Labour Corp
« Reply #21 on: Monday 04 August 14 19:15 BST (UK) »
It's possible he was later conscripted see information here about WW1 conscription:-

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conscription_in_the_United_Kingdom

Perhaps at the outbreak of war there were so many men joining up that they could afford to be selective about who they kept and who they discharged.


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Re: Pte Thomas Hewson The Kings (Liverpool) Regiment, Labour Corp
« Reply #22 on: Tuesday 05 August 14 12:20 BST (UK) »
I have just come across this website and thought that it might give background info to recruitment into regiments in Liverpool http://liverpoolremembrance.weebly.com/local-regiments.html

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Re: Pte Thomas Hewson The Kings (Liverpool) Regiment, Labour Corp
« Reply #23 on: Tuesday 05 August 14 14:19 BST (UK) »
Thank you all so much for your help. Really appreciate it. 👏😊

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Re: Pte Thomas Hewson The Kings (Liverpool) Regiment, Labour Corp
« Reply #24 on: Saturday 10 November 18 16:06 GMT (UK) »
Hi Bobbi, this reply is a bit late, but it looks like we are related!  Thomas; sister Jane was my Nin.

There were actually three brothers in the KLR during WW1.  John Joseph (uncle Johnnie) was injured, Robert as you know died of wounds, he was left handed, so was discharged first time, then he joined up again.  Your granddad Thomas you know about. 

I would love to know more about the family, I've got a bit about the Hewsons if you would like to collaborate?
All the best
Annette

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Re: Pte Thomas Hewson The Kings (Liverpool) Regiment, Labour Corp
« Reply #25 on: Saturday 10 November 18 20:25 GMT (UK) »
Hello Annette
Thank you so much for replying. How exciting. I always think of great uncle Robert, especially at this time of the year.
Iím afraid I have been a bit lazy continuing my family research over the summer but really need to get back to it. There is so much I still need to find out about my dadís family. ❤️  It would be wonderful if we could share info. Iíve really come to a standstill at Gabriel.
Iím not sure how we can Ďtalkí off of here. Do they do private messages or are you on Ancestry? Mind you my current subscription has expired.

Thanks again for replying.
Roberta.