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Cecil Burrows LEWIS

Regimental number2187
Place of birthGoodwood Park, South Australia
SchoolSturt Street Public School, Adelaide, South Australia
Other trainingTraining for architect with International Correspondence College.
AddressErskine Street, Goodwood, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Mrs Hannah Elizabeth Lewis, Erskine Street, Goodwood, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed in the Compulsory Training Scheme.
Enlistment date1 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A15 Star Of England on 21 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll27th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularPassed Sergeants exam in Australia and held that office in Egypt till his reinforcement merged into the battalion or division. At this time the sergeants of the reinforcements were made L.C's. At the time of his death he was under recommendation for sergeant again.
FateKilled in Action 6 June 1916
Place of death or woundingAmiens, France
Age at death20
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialDesplanque Farm Cemetery (Row B, Grave No. 3), de-Armentieres, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Paretns: Christopher and Hannah LEWIS, Erskine Street, Goodwood Park, South Australia

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