Jack Hewitt

Bank: Westminster Bank

Place of work: London Bloomsbury Branch

Died: 28 March 1946


Jack Hewitt was born on 15 May 1925, the son of Thomas William and Lucy Miriand Hewitt. He joined the temporary wartime staff of Westminster Bank in July 1941, when he was 16 years old. 


In August 1943, a few months after turning 18, Hewitt left his job at the bank's London Bloomsbury branch to join the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. He trained as a navigator, and by 1946 was based in Burma, helping with work to distribute rice around the country by plane. 


Sergeant Hewitt was killed on 28 March 1946, when the plane in which he was travelling crashed just after take-off, killing 17 of the 21 RAF and army personnel on board. He was 20 years old. 

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