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Charles Stephen LEWINGTON

Regimental number7790
Place of birthLondon England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationGrocer
Address466 Catherine Road, Forest Estate, London, England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, C Lewington, 466 Catherine Road, Forest Estate, London, England
Enlistment date17 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 5, Brigade Ammunition Column
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/33/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A34 Persic on 18 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Field Artillery Brigade
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


'Gallant conduct under fire at Sausage Valley in carrying out rescue work.'
Recommendation date: 2 October 1916

Bar to Military Medal


'Work near Mont St. Quentin on 2 September 1918.'
Recommendation date: 6 September 1918

FateReturned to Australia 27 April 1919
Medals

Military Medal


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

Bar to Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty near MONT ST. QUENTIN, near PERONNE. This Non Commissioned Officer was in charge of the gun limbers and ammunition wagons of a detached section of his battery. The two guns of the section had to change positions several times owing to heavy shell fire and the Infantry advancing. Although frequently under heavy shell-fire his dash and initiative in bringing up the gun limbers and ammunition wagons enabled the guns to be brought promptly into action in new positions and ensured a continuous supply of ammunition throughout the operations. His steadiness under fire and decisive orders sent an excellent example to all his men and materially assisted the success of his battery's work.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 75
Date: 17 June 1919

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal & Bar, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death17 May 1982
Place of burialRookwood Crematorium

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