Coniston Kings Own Victoria Cross- James Hewitson

Topics about the Infantry Regiment with connections to the Border Regiment.

Coniston Kings Own Victoria Cross- James Hewitson

Postby plbramham » Tue Jul 24, 2012 3:57 pm

Next to the war memorial in St Andrew’s churchyard, Coniston is the slate gravestone of L/Cpl. James Hewitson who won the VC on 26/4/1918 serving with Kings Own Royal Lancaster Regiment- citation below. He died in 1968.
( Note Donald Campbell is not buried in this churchyard, John Ruskin is though)
Attachments
0001 hewitson.jpg
L/Cpl James Hewitson VC, Kings Own Royal (Lancaster) Regiment
0001 hewitson.jpg (39.85 KiB) Viewed 961 times
0001 hewitson citation.jpg
Hewitson'v VC citation
0001 hewitson citation.jpg (124.94 KiB) Viewed 961 times
0001 hewitson history.jpg
Story of James Hewitson in St Andrew's church Coniston
0001 hewitson history.jpg (81.38 KiB) Viewed 961 times
0001 coniston vc grave.jpg
The slate gravestone of L/Cpl. James Hewitson next to Coniston war memorial
0001 coniston vc grave.jpg (75.62 KiB) Viewed 963 times
0001 coniston Vc plaque.jpg
Hewitson VC memorial inside church
0001 coniston Vc plaque.jpg (55.68 KiB) Viewed 963 times
0001 coniston plaque.jpg
Coniston Roll of Honour in St Andrew's church
0001 coniston plaque.jpg (52.62 KiB) Viewed 963 times
User avatar
plbramham
General
General
 
Posts: 1369
Joined: Tue Jan 10, 2012 9:49 pm
Location: kendal

Return to King's Own Royal Regiment (Lancaster)

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

About Us

The Border Regiment Forum is a small and friendly community for anyone with an interest in the British regiment throughout its long and colourful history. The forum was set up first and foremost to bring together those with an interest and passion in the Regiment; to ask questions, share stories, provide knowledge and post photos relating to the regiment during the various conflicts and peacetimes it bore witness to.

  -  Cumbria's Museum of Military Life
  -  5th Border Regiment War Grave Project and Roll of Honour
  -  7th Border Regiment War Grave Project and Roll of Honour
  -  8th Border Regiment War Grave Project and Roll of Honour
  -  11th Border Regiment (Lonsdale) War Grave Project