L/Cpl James Hewitson V.C.- Coniston, Cumbria
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member flipflopnick
N 54° 22.132 W 003° 04.528
30U E 495097 N 6024565
Quick Description: Lance Corporal James Hewitson was awarded his V.C. for his action during the First Great World War in 1918.
Location: Northwest England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 4/20/2012 12:02:15 PM
Waymark Code: WME8ZJ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member rangerroad
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Long Description:
Lance Corporal James Hewitson was born in Coniston in 1892. He joined the local regiment, Kings Own (Royal Lancaster) Regiment. At the time Coniston was in Lancashire across the sands. He was stationed in Givenchy, France. During a daylight raid on some machine gun posts, Hewitson led with others and killed 6 opposing soldiers who would not surrender. He then saw a machine gun post being re-armed with men. He attacked and killed this new threat. Later that day he was involved in another action, killing 6, saving his own countrymen who were using a Lewis gun.


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Description:
L/Cpl James Hewitson V.C. was an ordinary Tommy who through circumstance found his unselfish actions worthy of the highest UK and Commonwealth military honour.


Date of birth: 10/15/1892

Date of death: 3/2/1963

Area of notoriety: Military

Marker Type: Headstone

Setting: Outdoor

Visiting Hours/Restrictions: Daylight

Fee required?: No

Web site: [Web Link]

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