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Hewitson, R., Pte., 1916

Morpeth Herald 20/10/1916

Morpeth Herald 20/10/1916

In Contalmaison Chateau Cemetery, Somme, France, is the Commonwealth War Grave of S/43291 Private Robert Hewitson, serving with the 9th Battalion Black Watch (Royal Highlanders), who died 18/09/1916.

Robert resided at 68 Park Road, Blyth, he was the son of the late Robert and Isabella Hewitson.

Morpeth Herald 20/10/1916 carries a brief obituary:

Private Bob Hewitson of Blyth, the well-known League footballer, has been killed in action. After helping Morpeth Harriers to win the Alliance championship, Hewitson went into Southern League football and won fame by keeping an intact goal for Crystal Palace in an English Cup tie at Newcastle, which was knocked out by one goal to nil. He played for several other first-class clubs. He had been at the front only about a month. His brother Harry has also fallen in action.

HEWITSON.- Killed in action, Private Robert Hewitson, aged 35 years, Black Watch, son of Isabella and the late Robert Hewitson, of 68, Park Road, Blyth, late of Amble.

He is remembered at Blyth on B42.01 and B42.24

The CWGC entry for Private Hewitson

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