I’m following up a lead from Nevin from NALIL, who located 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.
I believe that Oswald’s mother was English; this may be that the reason we haven’t located William and Annie’s marriage certificate in NI; they may have married in England? 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…..