3/20602 Private George Bewhay

9th(Service)Battalion

Devonshire Regiment

1st July 1916 

Born in St Helier,Jersey in 1882.

His parents were Henry George Bewhay(born in 1855)and Mary Cuirol(born in 1845). They were married on 09/05/1878. At the time of the marriage, Mary was a widower having previously been married to John Buesnel,who she had a son with also named John(born in 1870).

George had a brother called Arthur Henry(1878-1952) and a sister, Alice Julia(born on 10/02/1876).

In the 1891 census the family can be found living at

42 Great Union Street St Helier Jersey. Henry is employed as a builder & plasterer.

By the time of the 1901 census, George had enlisted into the Devonshire Regiment and is recorded as being a Private at the St Peters Barracks Jersey.

I have no record of the time he served in the Devonshire Regiment but the fact he was only awarded the 1914-1918 British War and Allied Victory medals does suggest that he had left the army and then re-enlisted at a later date.

He was killed in action on 01/07/1916. 

 

At the time of his death,his father was recorded as living at 5 Lewis Street, St Helier, Jersey.      

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