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Arndell Neil LEWIS

ReligionChurch of England
AddressAugusta Road, Hobart, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, Sir Neil E Lewis, Augusta Road, Hobart, Tasmania
Previous military service41st Battery A.F.A.
Enlistment date1 August 1916
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 2, Reinforcement 24
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/30/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Osterley on 14 February 1917
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross

'Work at Bellicourt on 29 September 1918.'
Recommendation date: 29 September 1918


Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. At Bellicourt, on 29th September 1918, he acted as forward Liaison Officer. Advancing with the infantry, he obtained and sent in most valuable and accurate information concerning the progress of operations throughout the day, particularly at a time when the infantry situation became obscure. He performed his duties excellently throughout.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 10
Date: 29 January 1920

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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