109390 Pte. Albert Arthur Hewson

Born in Toronto, Ontario, in September 1895, to William and Ada Hewson, Albert was a bricklayer at the time he signed on in Toronto on November 27th, 1914.

With three years previous military experience with the 9th Mississauga Horse, Albert attested into the 4th CMR in the original intake on November 27th, 1914.

At the time of Albert's death, on the 16th of April, 1917, the 4th CMR had recently left the Vimy battlefield and were actually settling into poor accommodation at Dumbell Camp, in Neuville St. Vaast, and before his full file became available it was initially thought that Albert had succumbed to wounds that he had perhaps received in the attack on Vimy.

However, as Albert's grave is at Shorncliffe, in England, and not in the Vimy area cemeteries, it became clear from his full service file that he was taken ill way back in 1915 and never recovered. He passed away due to septicaemia, on the morning of April 16th, 1917, at Moore Barracks Canadian Hospital, Shorncliffe, England.

Pte. Albert Hewson is one of three men of the 4th CMR known to lie at rest in Shorncliffe Military Cemetery, near Folkestone, England.

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Image of Albert Hewson credit and with thanks to Larry Durkee.

Headstone image with thanks to Chris Henzler.

Biography excerpt courtesy of 4cmr.com.