UPDATE : A wonderful ceremony was held in Copdock on 17 September 2017 to mark the centenary of his VC award. Village Recorder, Jennifer Jones, put together a wonderful day. The weather that day was a dramatic reminder of the far worse conditions which prevailed on the Menin Road to the north east of Ypres on Thursday 20th September 1917, as former Copdock resident Cpl William Henry Hewitt won the Victoria Cross during the third battle of Ypres, near Passchendaele.
You can see the programme, leaflet on his life and many pictures take on the day by looking at the Distinguished biography - click here.
ORIGINAL ARTICLE : The Government is undertaking a project to lay a stone and plaque to commemorate the award of the Victoria Cross during WW1 click Read More
On Sunday 17 September 2017 a stone will be unveiled to OF William Henry Hewitt VC (1894-1900) in Copdock, south of Ipswich. People will be gathering at 1.30pm for a ceremony starting sharp at 2pm and the College will be represented and an Honour Guard is being provided by the College CCF.
Please see the letter from James Ruddock Broyd (G46-52) giving more details plus an invitation from the organiser.
A number of OFs will be attended and if you would be interested attending please email Jennifer Jones