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Clement James Hewett was born in Ballarat and was a Confectioner by trade when he enlisted in the 5th Field Company Engineers, Reinforcement 3 as a Sapper on 3 July 1915 at the age of 21. His unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 20 January 1916. In March 1916 he was transferred to the 15th Field Company Engineers and in June he arrived in France. In June 1917 he was attached to the 58th Battalion and served through the war without significant incident. After the cessation of hostilities, in early 1919 while awaiting return to Australia, he was hospitalised suffering from tonsillitis. He returned home on the Orontes, disembarking at Melbourne on June 28th 1919.
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