Jump to content
The Great War (1914-1918) Forum

Remembered Today:

Harry Hedley Brewin


Marigold1
 Share

Recommended Posts

I have a soldier, Harry Hedley Brewin (or sometimes Hedley Harry Brewin), whose service record has not survived but whose medal card states the following:

Hamp Rgt 2/Lt

A.P.C. L/Cpl 4408

T.Res.Bn Pte TR/10/37789

Middx. R. Pte G/92916

 

Once commissioned he joined the 2nd Hampshires in the field on 27th June 1918 (War diary record).

Would he have enlisted with the Middx. Regiment before being sent to a Training Reserve Battalion?

 

Marigold

 

 

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Admin

His Army Pay Corps number dates from around Dec 1914 so I would say that was his first number.

The TR number could make sense if he was moved from the APC to the Infantry after Sep 1916 and needed the infantry training before he was then posted to the Middlesex.

 

Craig

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Marigold

 

1911 census shows him as Clerk, East Surrey Water Company. This independant company existed for a long time based at Redhill. Now part of a much larger water company it still has its head office at Redhill. Might be worth contacting them to see what they hold on one of their employees who fell in the Great War ?

 

Charlie

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Admin

He was with 15th Hampshire Bn when he died according to the effects records.

 

The war gratuity of £18 was for 38 months service when he was commissioned on 30 Jan 18. This indicates enlistment in the month from 31 Nov 1914 and ties in with the Army Pay Corps number being his first.

 

Craig

Link to comment
Share on other sites

As an officer his full service record would have been lost in the WW2 fire but his correspondence file remains. These can have variable amounts of detail but an officer promoted from the ranks will often have a full other ranks copy of his file within the officers file:

 

Reference:    WO 339/102806
Description:    
2/Lieutenant Harry Hedley BREWIN

The Hampshire Regiment.

Date:    [1914-1922]
Held by:    The National Archives, Kew
Former reference in its original department:    193706
Legal status:    Public Record(s)
Closure status:    Open Document, Open Description

 

http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C1156627

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Have you looked at the back of the MIC? It will say who applied for & recd his medals & the address. Was it his aunt as listed in his death notice or some other relative? It'll add to the story of the man & who got his medals. Worth a look.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Hi Marigold and all

Probate states 1 Lyndhurst Villa, Monson Road, Redhill. Widow Olive Fanny Brewin. with a Will. Married Harry on 20.12.1917, St.Matthew's Church, Redhill. His occupation on his marriage cert, is "Officer Cadet"

She remarried in 1924, maiden name was Sanders.

 

 

Regards Barry.

Harry Hedley Brewin

Edited by The Inspector
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share

×
×
  • Create New...