Regiment : A Company 2nd Battalion South Staffordshire Regiment
Service number : 29680
Conflict : WW1
Date of death : Killed in action aged 23 on 17th February 1917
Buried : Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, France, Pier and Face 7B.
Birthplace : Wombourne, Staffordshire, enlisted Wolverhampton
Relatives : Son of Mr and Mrs J. Blewitt, of Wombourne, Wolverhampton
Memorial : Stourbridge Old Swinford Hospital School
Additional information on the memorial: South Staffordshire Regiment. Killed in action 17 February 1917. Age 23.
John Blewitt was born on 24th July 1893, the son of Joseph and Charlotte Blewitt. He entered Old Swinford Hospital on 17th December 1901 and left the school in January 1909to go to D.T. Hughes, a farmer in Wombourne.
Source for additional information: Old Foleyans Remembered Casualties of WW1 published by the Old Foleyans Association, October 1998.
John Blewitt has no known grave, the photograph available shows his name on Thiepval Memorial.