Rank: Private
Number: 2293
Unit: 1/6th Battalion CHESHIRE REGIMENT
Date of Death: 14 October 1916
Age: 21
Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France

Harold was the son of James and Elizabeth Hewitt and, in his early years, the family home had been at 40 New Zealand Road, Stockport. He had a number of older siblings ( Mary, George, James, Eliza, Elizabeth, Edith, and Emma) and one younger sister, Alice. He had been a member of the Stockport Sunday School and worked as a cleaner at the local locomotive shed belonging to the London & North Western Railway Ltd. He enlisted into the army in September 1914, going overseas on 26 January 1915. An account of the Battalion’s early months of service is here.

He was killed in fighting during the latter stages of the Battle of the Somme. Click here for details of the day he died.

Both of Harold’s parents had died by the time of the war. it is not known where he lived before he joined up. His brother, Jim, had married by 1916 and was living at 13 Gill Street. Eliza and Edith were also married and were living at 38 Hill Street and 56 Cunliffe Street.

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