Sewell, Henry Edward


Henry Edward Sewell was the elder son of Henry Edward Sewell of the Indian Civil Service, was born at Trichinopoly, Madras on 24th July 1875 and entered College from Saugeen School, Bournemouth. He was Prefect of Library in his last year, played in College XV, won the Duncan Prize for Historical Essay and was elected to a Classical Scholarship at New College, Oxford. He gained his degree with Second Class Honours in Mathematics and Classics.

He received a commission into the Royal Garrison Artillery in May 1900. In 1902 he was promoted to Lieutenant, eventually reaching the rank of Major. At the outbreak of war he was stationed in the garrison at Gibraltar. His unit was a 12 inch railway howitzer battery of two guns, and they went out to France on 22nd January 1918. He died at Neuville-St-Vaast on 4th June 1918 aged 42. His cause of death is unknown but sources suggest that he died of illness or disease and not from a combat related event.

He married Miss Amy Nedham in 1916.

War: World War 1

  • Surname: Sewell
  • Forenames or initials: Henry Edward
  • House: College
  • Years in School: 1888-1894
  • Rank: Major
  • Regiment: Royal Artillery
  • Date of Birth: 24th July 1875
  • Date of Death: 4th June 1918
  • How Died: Died on active service
  • Location in War Cloister: Outer H4
  • Decoration: NA
  • Burial Site: LA TARGETTE MILITARY CEMETERY, NEAUVILLE ST VAAST: Grave II.K.14