I’m following up a lead from Nevin from NALIL, who has found an entry for an Oswald Hewer (as a surname rather than a middle name), born 1895, in Wigton, Cumbria. The birth date fits with my grandfather’s brother’s estimated birth.
Oswald’s mother was English we believe, and it may be that the reason we haven’t located William and Annie’s marriage certificate is because they wen’t married in Ulster? Oswald Hewer isn’t a common name, and it may be that he was given Annie’s surname as a middle name, or maybe there’s some other story?
Watch this space…..