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Archie Gordon LEWIS

Regimental number566
Place of birthBrentwood, South Australia
SchoolPublic School, South Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 7.75"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinFather, James Lewis, Sunny Vale Farm, Esperance Road, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date26 September 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll25 September 1914
Place of enlistmentHelena Vale, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll16th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 1 September 1916
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death26.7
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialWarloy-Baillon Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot II, Row A, Grave No. 19), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James and Annie LEWIS, Hilton, South Australia. Native of Yorke Peninsula, South Australia
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 115 Pte Charles Stephen LEWIS, 28th Bn, died of wounds, 14 August 1916; 6289 Pte James Walter LEWIS, 32nd Bn, returned to Australia, 23 September 1918; 120 Pte John Percival LEWIS, 10th Light Horse Regiment, killed in action, 7 August 1915.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Wounded in action, Gallipoli, 25 April 1915 (gun shot wound, left thigh, severe); transferred to hospital, Birmingham, England, 3 May 1915; rejoined unit at Gallipoli, 5 September 1915.

Admitted to hospital, Mudros, 25 October 1915 (old wound, diarrhoea, dysentery); rejoined unit, 8 December 1915.

Appointed Lance Corporal, 22 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, France, 1 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 9 June 1916.

Promoted Corporal, 16 August 1916.

Wounded in action, 30 August 1916 (gun shot wound, abdomen), and admitted to 2/1 South Midland Casualty Clearing Station.

Died of wounds, 2 September 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, LEWIS Archie Gordon

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