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Ernest Edward Hewson was born in 1886 at Nottingham and was the son of George Edward a draper and dealer and Sarah Jane Hewson née Dove of 26 Forest Road, Nottingham. His father George Edward was born in 1855 in Alford, Lincolnshire and his mother Sarah Jane Dove was born in 1857 in Bardsney also in Lincolnshire they were married in 1884 their marriage was recorded in the Lincoln Registration District. They went on to have a further three children all of whom were born in Nottingham, they were Mabel Dove b1887, Doris Eveline b1893 and Albert Owen b1897. In the 1901 census we find the family living at the Drapers Shops, 153,155 and 157 Denman Street. Ernest Edward married his wife Geraldine Marie Henson (born 1891 at Nottingham) in 1910 at Sheffield, they went on to have a son Eric George Edward born 1911 in Nottingham. His father George Edward was last seen alive on 14th December 1911 and his body was recovered from the Beeston Ryland Lock on 12th January 1912. A coroner’s inqury into the death was held on 13th January and no suspicious circumstances were found and the verdict of the jury was that he was ‘found drowned’ He was buried on 15th January 1912 at the Church Cemetery, Mansfield Road, Nottingham. In the 1911 census Ernest is living with his family at 153 Denman Street, Nottingham, he is shown as being 25 yrs and a drapers assistant, he is living with his wife Geraldine 20 yrs and their son Eric 3 moths. By the 1911 census his parents and siblings are now living at 26 Forest Road, Nottingham and are shown as George Edward 56 yrs a draper and dealer, he is living with his wife Sarah Jane 54 yrs she is assisting her husband in his business, and their children, Mabel Dove 24 yrs, assisting in the family business, Doris Eveline 18 yrs assisting in family business and Albert Owen 14 yrs a scholar. Ernest Edwards probate was proven on 17th September 1918 at Nottingham and showed him as Ernest Edward Hewson of 65 Rosehill Cottages, Prosepect Street, Nottingham, he died 23rd April 1917 in France, his effects of £123. 12 shillings and 11 pence were left to his widow Geraldine Marie Hewson His family later lived at 3 Greys Road, Woodthope.
He was a draper's assistant in 1911.
23 Apr 1917
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1/8th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Private Ernest Edward Hewson enlisted at Nottingham and served with the 1/8th battalion, Sherwood Foresters Regiment. He was killed in action on 10th September 1918 during the battle of Arras, he has no known grave and is commemorated on the Arras Memorial, Bay 7.
His younger brother Albert Own Hewson enlisted at Nottingham and served with the 1/6th battalion, Sherwood Foresters and was killed in action on 3rd September 1918 and is buried at Fouquieres Churchyard Extension, France, grave reference IV.F.15
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