HEWITT, Ernest W. "Jock"  
 
PERSONALIA
 
Name:  Hewitt, Ernest W. "Jock"
Date of birth: Unknown
Nationality:  British
     
MILITARY MEDAL (MM)
Rank: Lance Corporal
Unit: No.3 Platoon, 21st Independent Parachute Company, 1st Airborne Division, British Army
Action: On the 23rd September 1944 this N.C.O. was manning a bren gun in a house which was largely destroyed by a heavy mortar. Although buried in the debris and suffering from an injury to his back, he extricated his gun and brought it into action again. On the 24th September in the morning he was wounded but refused to leave his position. Finally he led his section out over the river though barely able to walk.
 
 
 
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Information source(s):   - GIJBELS, P. & TRUESDALE D., Leading the Way to Arnhem, R.N. Sigmond Publishing, Renkum, Nederland, 2008.
- The Pegasus Archive - The Battle of Arnhem Archive
   
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