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PTE William Thomas Charles Hewitt - War Diaries
« on: Saturday 09 March 19 14:18 GMT (UK) »
Hello,

My GGF William Thomas Charles HEWITT was killed on 7 June 1917 in the Battle of Messines Ridge.

He served with the Middlesex Regiment 23rd Battalion G/22809.

Where would I find the war diaries foe the above please?

Thanks,

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Re: PTE William Thomas Charles Hewitt - War Diaries
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 09 March 19 14:23 GMT (UK) »
http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C7354396

Download for 3.50.  If you have Ancestry link follows.

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Re: PTE William Thomas Charles Hewitt - War Diaries
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 09 March 19 14:25 GMT (UK) »
Thank you Max.

I could not find this on Ancestry?

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Re: PTE William Thomas Charles Hewitt - War Diaries
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 09 March 19 14:35 GMT (UK) »
http://www.rootschat.com/links/01nho/

Link to Ancestry

Map and image on which you will be able to identify points in the diary (see Dammstrasse and others):
http://www.rootschat.com/links/01nhp/

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Re: PTE William Thomas Charles Hewitt - War Diaries
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 09 March 19 14:43 GMT (UK) »
Did you pick up the fact that he was initially buried where he fell and re-buried after the Armistice in the cemetery in which he now lies?

The place where his remains were found is on the map, zoom out a bit and look in the square at the top with Oosthoek and Triangular Wood in it.  Below Triangular Wood is marked Ruined Farm. Wiggle the mouse a bit and on the present day image you should be looking at a bend in the tracks in front of some farm buildings.  That is the spot give or take a few metres.  (Forgive me, I don't know whether you can use map references so I haven't used them myself just in case).

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Re: PTE William Thomas Charles Hewitt - War Diaries
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 10 March 19 14:28 GMT (UK) »
Hi Max,

Thank you for taking the time to look into this for me, much appreciated.

I did not know my great grandfather was buried and re-buried, so thank you for telling me this.  To see the place his remains were found on the maps was fascinating and your explanation on how to navigate was really helpful.  I had no idea about the comparison maps and no, I cannot use map references, so thanks for not using them!

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Re: PTE William Thomas Charles Hewitt - War Diaries
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 10 March 19 18:53 GMT (UK) »
I'll see if I can do the same for the Great Uncle on the other thread.

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Re: PTE William Thomas Charles Hewitt - War Diaries
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 10 March 19 19:11 GMT (UK) »
Thank you!


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