Trooper Brock Hewitt
3/4 Calvary Regiment, Royal Australian Armoured Corps
Brock Robert Hewitt born 07/12/89 in Port Hedland hospital WA and Brock was 1 of 5 children, the 2nd eldest.
Brock lived in Paraburdoo, the Pilbara WA until 1997 where the family moved to Quinns Rocks in Perth WA. Brock attended Quinn’s Rocks primary from 1997 to 2001 it is there he discovered his love for sport, he was the overall boy champion each year. From 2002 to 2004, Brock attended Clarkson High school and his final 2yrs of schooling 2005 to 2006 was at Mindarie Senior College. Brock become a member of the local athletics club he made quite a few records there, he represented the state and become a state champion (silver medalist). Brock then joined the local Surf Club Quinn’s Mindarie for the next 6yrs and in that time Brock achieved his Surf Rescue Certificate, his bronze medallion. As a lifeguard, Brock become a state champion gold medalist in flags and sprint where he represented WA in the Surf Club Nationals held in QLD. Brock also had his Brown belt in Judo as well as a Black belt in Taekwondo. Brock loved life, he was a very keen fisherman, loved the outdoors but still managed to have a love of fast cars and bikes. He was the life of every party but mostly, Brock touched the hearts of everybody he met.
Brock worked for a scaffolding company until June 2009 when he enlisted into the Royal Australian Army aged 19, becoming a member Royal Australian Armored Corps, B Squadron, 3/4 Cavalry Regiment in Townsville. In 2011 TPR Brock (Hewy) Hewitt deployed to Afghanistan for Op-Slipper with MTF-3 as a Bushmaster PMV (Protected Mobility Vehicle) Driver for Bravo Company for 9 months returning to Australian soil in March 2012.
In 2012, Brock was medically discharged from the Army with Post Traumatic Stress.
Brock became the proud father of his son, Byron in 2017, but sadly in January 2019, Brock succumbed to the war within, leaving behind a heartbroken and loving son and family.
Brock will forever be our HERO.
LEST WE FORGET