HEWITT, Albert John Henry

Known as: 
Harry
Rank: 
Sergeant
Unit/Base: 
46RM Commando
Police Service: 
Oxfordshire County Constabulary
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Marines
Service: 
Royal Navy
Number: 
PO/X/114619
Born: 
Saturday, April 17, 1920
Cemetery/Memorial: 
Operations: 
Sgt Harry Hewitt 46RM Commando
Sergeant Albert Hewett served in 'S' troop.
A serving Oxford Police Officer he volunteered for the Commandos as part of one of the Police Intakes and resumed his police service with Oxford County Constabulary after the war ended.
He was on traffic duties for about four years after which he went on an advanced driving course and became the county police driving instructor. He was a keen photographer and because of these skills he was asked to join the CID as a scenes of crime officer. He eventually retired around 1969.

His son Jeff adds "he told us of some of his wartime experiences and we know that he was devastated when Jimmy Whitaker [more...] was killed in action. Harry was by his side at the time."

Sources
Obituaries in Commando Association newsletter 117 issued Sept. 2003.
The 1939 Register covering Oxford.
CVA Gallery images.
[Image] Jeff Hewitt (son).
 

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