Grimsby Newspapers
An old Grimsby boy makes the supreme sacrifice
Grimsby Independent, 28 Mar 1917, p. 1

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28 Mar 1917
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Hewetson, Samuel W. ; Hewetson, J.W.
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.20011 Longitude: -79.56631
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Lieut. S.W Hewetson, who spent his boyhood days in Grimsby, has made the supreme sacrifice, having been killed in France some time ago. Many of the citizens of the present Grimsby will not remember Samuel Hewetson but all the older ones will remember both him and his father. The family resided on a farm which 35 years ago was considered one of the most perfectly kept and cultivated fruit farms in the township of North Grimsby, situated about a mile east of the village. The property afterwards passed to George F. Morphy, later to W. W. Beamer, and still later to Stirling Cook, a portion of it is still owned by the Cook family.

Samuel Hewetson, a son of the late J.W. Hewetson, spent his boyhood days in Grimsby and afterwards returned here often to visit with his uncle, the late Thomas Rome. After completing his education, he went west and lived at Pincher Creek and Calgary. A western newspaper has the following to say of the death of Lieut.-Col. Samuel Hewetson:

"The death of Lieut. Col. S.W. Hewetson is announced in the last casualty list issued by Ottawa, and this is confirmed by a telegram that has been received by his sister, Mrs. L.W. Hunter, of Pincher Creek. The late colonel, who was exceptionally well known in Calgary, left here in March last year in charge of a Field Ambulance depot. He joined the service in 1902, and since 1905 had been prominently attached to the medical section, being appointed in 1906 A.D. M.S., in Military District No. 13. Previously he practiced professionally in Pincher Creek.

"It was reported some little time ago that after several months in the firing line that the deceased colonel was suffering from a nervous breakdown and shell shock, but the sad news of his death was entirely unexpected, and has been received with the deepest sorrow at local military headquarters.

"The colonel, who was about 48 years of age, was an extremely popular officer, and his death will be regretted by a large circle of friends both in Calgary and at Pincher Creek."

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An old Grimsby boy makes the supreme sacrifice