The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Hewby
First Name:
Arthur Sidney
Nick Name:
Snow
Rank:
Warrant Officer Class 2
Regimental #:
WX8207
Company:
‘ B ’ Company Headquarters
Enlisted:
16.08.1940
Discharged:
31.01.1946
DOB:
22.07.1900
Place of Birth:
Gingin, Western Australia
Father's Name:
Arthur George Hewby
Mothers's Name:
Not Known
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Publican
Singapore:
Selarang Camp Changi; Serangoon Road Camp; Selarang Barracks Changi
Force:
‘D’ Force Thailand; V Battalion
Camps Thailand:
Chungkai, Ubon.
POW#:
4/4506
Return Details 1945:
Thailand-Singapore-Sydney by aircraft; Sydney-Melbourne-Perth by troop train.

General Description

Was 2nd Lt. 44th Btn 7th Reinforcements WWI. Service No. 1840.

He enlisted 24th March 1916, leaving Australia with 7th Reinforcements for  44th Battalion.   He worked his way through the ranks to 2nd Lieutenant  in France.  He was wounded in action on 20th October 1917 with a gunshot wound to his left side.

Hewby was a former Scotch College student.

Read about Hewby’s role in 2/4th Football team 

Camp Locations:

  • Selarang Barracks Changi - Singapore
  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Serangoon Road Camp - Singapore
  • Chungkai, 60k - Thailand
  • Ubon - Thailand ***
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