William John Francis Mewton

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Second Lieutenant William John Francis Mewton
Life dates
10 May 1900 - 1985
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2nd Lieutenant Mewton was the Assistant Group Commander of Group 6, Cornwall. Mewton was the Caretaker of Liskeard Grammar School and used to run the tuck shop. He was remembered as a very kind and popular man and was affectionately known by all the students as Mew. He was also a Cornish Chess Champion

Unit or location Role Posted from until
Roseland Patrol Patrol Leader 01 Jun 1940 09 Nov 1942
Cornwall Group 6 - East Cornwall Assistant Group Commander 09 Nov 1942 03 Dec 1944
National ID
WAJE 26/1
Commissioned or Enlisted
June 1940

School caretaker

38 Pound Street, Liskeard, Cornwall
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William was originally in Roseland Patrol but was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant 9th November 1942 and was an Assistant Group Commander of Group 6 in Cornwall. He stayed in close contact with the Patrol.

Mewton enlisted in the Royal Navy 10 May 1918 for a period of 12 years. He is recorded as 5 foot 5 inches with dark hair and eyes and a fresh complexion. The son of William and Emma, he married Florence J Knight in 1928 and they became school caretaker with her as the school cook.

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TNA ref WO199/3391 & ADM188/816

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1939 Register