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Full Name: Victor Walter Leslie Hewson
Rank Last Held: Lance Corporal
Forename(s): Victor Walter Leslie
Surname: Hewson
War: World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.: 54364
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Corporal
Occupation before Enlistment: Clerk
Next of Kin: S.W. Hewson (father), 7 Richmond Street, Petone. Wellington, New Zealand
Body on Embarkation: New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Embarkation Unit: 27th Reinforcements G Company
Embarkation Date: 16 July 1917
Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Transport: HMNZT 88
Vessel: Athenic
Destination: Liverpool, England
Nominal Roll Number: 68
Page on Nominal Roll: 7
Last Unit Served: New Zealand Rifle Brigade, 4th Battalion, 3rd
Place of Death: France
Date of Death: 7 April 1918
Age at Death: 21
Year of Death: 1918
Cause of Death: Died of wounds
Cemetery Name: Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas-de-Calais, France
Grave Reference: XXXIII. E. 26.
Biographical Notes: Victor Hewson was the son of Sidney William and Leah Hewson, of 7 Richmond St., Petone, New Zealand.
Description of Image: Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1918
Archives NZ source: Military personnel file
Sources Used:
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume III. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1918
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL:
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