HEWITT, Samuel Hanna

Rank: 
Sergeant
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Marines
Service: 
Royal Navy
Service number: 
PO/X 5612
Born: 
Wednesday, June 22, 1927
Died : 
Friday, February 15, 1952
Died in service
Age: 
24
Cemetery/Memorial: 

Sergeant Samuel Hewitt died in a canoeing accident during a training exercise.

He had been attached to the Amphibious School from the Commando School for two weeks' training with the Special Boat Wing. The accident occurred when his canoe capsized during a night exercise.  [Sources: AFM ROH / Globe and Laurel issue Mar-Apr 1952, p71.]

Notes
AFM ROH show his ship/unit as RMB Eastney.
 

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