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Ernest William LEWIS

Regimental number2689
Place of birthLichfield, Staffordshire, England
SchoolAshley Down Boys' School, Bristol, England
Age on arrival in Australia20
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, John Lewis, Werribee, Victoria
Enlistment date6 January 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll5 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name29th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/46/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 14 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll29th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 2 November 1916
Place of death or woundingSomme, France
Age at death24.5
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialBulls Road Cemetery (Plot III, row D, Grave No. 29), Flers, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Elizabeth LEWIS, 22 Anderson Street, Yarraville, Victoria. Native of Lichfield, England
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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