Daily archives: March 24, 2022


‘From the coal mines to war and back’ by Eddie Parsons

On the 7th October 1918 Jack arrived at Beaufort War Hospital with a severe gunshot wound to the chest. John Edward Hewitt, known as Jack, was born on the 24th of November 1899, to parents Robert and Mary Ann Hewitt in Castleford, West Yorkshire. Tragically his mother died in childbirth when Jack was only three. […]