Lt Brian Landale Hewett, 3 London Regt

RIC records give "Brian L Hewett, b1892". ADRIC give "3rd London"

1892 Dec 2. Born London, England.

1901 census at Gloucester Villas, Ashford , Berks

1911 census at 55 Hereford Road, Paddington. His mother has remarried and is now Mrs Corry

1912 Oct 11 Arrives in Montreal, Canada on Empress of Britain. He is single and a clerk

Served 17 months in NW Mounted Police according to his Canadian attestation.

1914 Sep 29. Leaves Canada Attested in Canada for CEF. Unmarried, his next of kin is Mrs Mary Corry, 27a St Marks Rd, Kensington. He was a Clerk when he enlisted

1915 Feb 13. Lands in France as a Private

1915 Jul 23. 3rd (City of London) Battalion, The London, Regiment (Royal Fusiliers); the undermentioned to be Second Lieutenants. Private Brian Landale Hewett, from the 10th Battalion, Canadian Infantry.

1916 Jan to Jun Serving in Egypt

1916 Mar 17. Leaves unit

1916 Jun 19 Embarks for England from Alexandria

1916 Jun 29. Arrives back in England on HMHS "Delta"

1916 Jul 1. Goes on sick leave. He is suffering from Asthma

1916 Dec 9. Applies to relinquish his commission on the grounds of ill health. His CO endorses the application. He is still on sick leave

1917 Jul 1. The London, Regiment (Royal Fusiliers). The undermentioned 2nd Lts. to be Lts. B L Hewett

1919 Mar 9. Demobilised

1919 May 19. He has a bounced cheque to the RAC Club for £3. His home address is 71 Bishops Rd, Paddington

1920 Feb 9. Arrives London from Grenada on SS Artilla. He leaves his profession blank - travels first class

1920 Jul 27 Joined ADRIC with service no 16. Posted to A Coy

1920 Oct 15 Discharged Medically unfit

1920 Nov 18 Arrives back in Canada from UK on SS Megantic. He says he intends to work as an engineer in Canada

1921 Sep 30 The undermentioned Offrs. relinquish their commissions under A.O. 166/21, as amended by A.O. 332/21, and retain their rank, Lt B L Hewett, 3rd London Regt

1924 Jul 4. He writes to War Office to get confirmation that he is not liable for any further service in UK. His Canadian address is given as Northern Explosives, 623 Drummond Building, Montreal.

1924 Aug 10. A son Brian born in Quebec

1928 Jan 25 Crosses into USA from Canada, his wife is Alice. He is refused entry and appeals. His occupation is "customs officer"

1930 He needs a copy of his commission for an undisclosed reason

1931 Jan 8. Enters Canada from USA (at Niagara Falls). He is now a Secretary and Canadian. He has come from British West Indies and New York to get to Canada. Someone has added "suspected criminal" to his card

1931 Mar 6 Arrives in SS Lady Somers having left Nassau, Bahamas with his wife Marie Gibsone (?). He claims he lived from 1910 to 1930 at 580 Dundas St, London, Ontario. His wife is a French Canadian who is 10 years older than he.