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Clarence George LEWIS

Regimental number2448
Place of birthBlackwood South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCivil servant
AddressMundaring, West Mitcham, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs Elizabeth Lewis, Mundaring, West Mitcham, South Australia
Enlistment date16 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll7 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPTE (Acting Sergeant)
Unit name27th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 13 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Divisional Signal Company
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)


Recommendation date: 6 September 1918


Recommendation date: 22 September 1918

FateReturned to Australia 23 September 1919

Meritorious Service Medal

'During the period April/September, 1918 this N.C.O. has performed the duties of D.R. Sergeant and Signal Office Superintendent at Divisional Headquarters Signal Office in a highly efficient manner. His work has been consistently of the highest order, showing remarkable devotion to duty. Particularly when in charge of Advanced Divisional Signal Offices in action on the SOMME. At FRANVILLERS, VILLERS-BRETONNEUX, and subsequently during the advance that followed those operations. His energetic and capable management of these stations, contributed greatly to the smooth and efficient working of forward communications.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 67
Date: 3 June 1919

Other detailsMedals: Meritorious Service Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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