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Soldiers of the Regiment

Private John Hewart

Private John Hewart, number 16979, 2nd Battalion, King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment went over seas to France and Flanders on 28th April 1915.  He was reported missing and later confirmed as prisoner of war at the Battle of Frezenberg, 8th May 1915.  After military service he joined the Metropolitan Police in London.

Medals:

bullet1914/15 Star to Private John Hewart, number 16979, 2nd Battalion, King's Own.  KO2889/01
bulletBritish War Medal to Private John Hewart, number 16979, 2nd Battalion, King's Own.  KO2889/02
bulletAllied Victory Medal to Private John Hewart, number 16979, 2nd Battalion, King's Own.  KO2889/03
bulletDefence Medal to Constable John Hewart, Metropolitan Police.  KO2889/04
bulletPolice Long Service and Good Conduct Medal to Constable John Hewart, Metropolitan Police.  KO2889/05
bulletCoronation Medal, Queen Elizabeth II, 1953 to Constable John Hewart, Metropolitan Police.  KO2889/06
bulletSt. John Ambulance Medal, '1938'.  To John Hewart, number 371571.  KO2889/07


Private John Hewart, 2nd Battalion, King's Own as a Prisoner of War circa 1916.
Accession Number: KO2889/08


Police Constable John Hewart, Metropolitan Police, 1928
Accession Number: KO2889/09

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