The First World War Letters of Philip and Ruth Hewetson

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The First World War letters of Philip and Ruth Hewetson, edited by Frank Meeres.

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Philip and Ruth Hewetson were the children of William Hewetson, the Rector of Wroxham with Salhouse in Norfolk, and his wife Katherine. Both played active roles in the war: Philip was an army officer, training at Felixstowe, Suffolk, and serving on the Western Front: he was wounded at the Battle of Loos in 1915. He recuperated at Felixstowe and served twice more on the Front, until his capture and death in 1918. Ruth, his younger sister, left Norwich High School in 1918 and worked with a Voluntary Aid Detachment at Fargo Hospital in Wiltshire.

Both wrote detailed letters back to their parents, and this correspondence provides a uniquely vivid picture of what it was actually like to be directly involved in the First World War.

Additional information

Series:

Norfolk Record Society

Volume Number:

LXXVIII

Year of Publication:

2014

Edited By:

Frank Meeres

Cover:

Hardcover

Language:

English

Pages:

365

ISBN-10:

x

ISBN-13:

9780955635779

2 reviews for The First World War Letters of Philip and Ruth Hewetson

  1. Kristopher Harper

    The English Historical Review, Volume 131, Issue 553, 1 December 2016, Pages 1606-1626

  2. Kristopher Harper

    The Journal of the Archives and Records Association, Volume 36, Issue 2, 21 September 2015, Pages 245-247

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