Harold Edward Hewitt – Lance Corporal R/13211

In 1901 Harold (b 1897) was living in Barley Hill with 4 brothers and 3 sisters. Cami 20 George A. seven, John E one, Benjamin 14, Amy 17, Vashti 12, Doris nine,
In 1906 Amy married Henry (Harry?) Joseph Healas
In 1922 had a son Harold Edward Hewitt Healas who was killed in action in 1944 and is on the WW2 Roll of Honour . He was the nephew of this WW1 casualty.
By 1911 14 year Harold was living at 16 Strawberry Avenue, Garforth . He was working on the pit screens.His father John (b.1844) was a miner, His mother Mary E. (b 1858), like all of the family, were born in Garforth. John and Mary had been married 32 years and had 10 children, eight of whom were still alive.
Harold enlisted for the duration of the War on 25th May 1915. He was 19 yrs 9mths old and a miner.
Harold served in France and Flanders with the 9th Battalion Kings Royal Rifle Corps
He was Killed in Action 9th April 1917 and is commemorated on

The Arras Memorial at Faubourg – D´Amiens Cemetery, Arras Plot: Bay 7






Commemorated in Garforth Cemetery Plot D45