Hewitt, Clarence Scott

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Clarence Scott Hewitt
8 June 1892 – 24 January 1977
Cpl C.S. Hewitt photo Bonn 1919.jpg
Place of birth Stormy Mountain, Manitoba
Place of death Winnipeg, Manitoba
Place of burial Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Allegiance Canada
Service/branch Canadian Army
Rank Corporal
Awards MM
Corporal Clarence Scott Hewitt, MM (8 June 1892 - 24 January 1977) was a Canadian soldier who served during the First World War.

Early Life

Son of Robert Thomas and Margaret (nee Scott) Hewitt, Clarence was born on 8 June 1892 at Stormy Mountain, Manitoba. He had three siblings, a sister Irene, a sister Marion (1895) and brother John Melville (1898). Hewitt listed his residence as Morden Manitoba and his job as being a telegraph operator when attesting for the Canadian Expeditionary Force.


Clarence Hewitt attested for service on 10 March 1916 at Winnipeg Manitoba as part of the 2nd Field Troop Canadian Engineers Overseas Draft and stated he had no previous military service. He embarked for the UK on 21 May 1916 and arrived in the UK on 30 May where he joined the Canadian Engineer Training Depot at Shorncliffe, England. On 14 October 1916 he proceeded to France to join the Signal Units Base Depot and was taken on strength of the Signal Pool. He joined the Wireless Depot G.H.Q. on effective 11 January 1917 and stayed with them until December at which point he returned to the Signal Pool where it appears he then taught at the Canadian Corps Wireless School. On 23 September 1918 he was appointed Acting Corporal.

He arrived at Kinmel Park in Wales on 6 May 1919 for return to Canada and he embarked for his return on 14 May. He was discharged in Winnipeg on 30 May 1919.

For his service during the war, he was awarded the Military Medal[1]

Personal Life

Hewitt married Mary Naomi Barbour (1890-1987) on 2 November, 1920 at Rockwood, Manitoba. They had a daughter, Mary Roberta who was born in 1923.

After the war, Scott returned to work for the CPR and was a station agent at locations such as Fairlight, SK, Arcola, SK, and Pipestone, MB.

He, along with his wife and daughter, attended the Vimy Ridge Memorial unveiling in 1936.

He died on 24 January 1977 and is buried at Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens, Winnipeg, Manitoba.

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  1. The London Gazette, Supplement 31173. 7 February, 1919. Page 2133.