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George Thomas LEWIS

Regimental number1373
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
AddressCatherine Street, Kensington, Adelaide, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32
Height5' 9.5"
Weight162 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs J McLaughlan, 499 Argent Street, Broken Hill, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date4 December 1914
Place of enlistmentOaklands, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A46 Clan Macgillivray on 2 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Pioneer Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 14 December 1918
Discharge date14 April 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 2 March 1915.

Admitted to 2nd Field Ambulance Dressing Station, 14 August 1915 (febrile), and transferred to Casualty Clearing Station; to HS 'Valdivia', 12 August 1915, and transferred to Malta and admitted to St George's Hospital, 20 August 1915; transferred to All Saints' Hospital, Alexandria, 28 August 1915.

Embarked Alexandria to rejoin the MEF, 18 October 1915; rejoined Permanent Beach Party, Anzac, 6 November 1915.

Disembarked Alexandria, 29 December 1915 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Admitted to No 1 Field Ambulance, 25 February 1916 (mumps), and transferred to No 2 Field Ambulance; rejoined 10th Bn, 6 March 1916.

Transferred to 1st Pioneer Bn, 13 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 26 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 2 April 1916.

Appointed Lance Corporal, 21 April 1916.

On leave, 1-11 December 1916.

Reverted to Private at own request, 23 December 1916.

On leave to United Kingdom, 11-21 September 1917; rejoined Bn, in the field, 28 September 1917.

On leave to United Kingdom, 5 October 1918; rejoined Bn, in the field, 22 October 1918.

Proceeded to England, 6 December 1918, for return to Australia.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Burma', 14 December 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 29 January 1919, for onward travel to Adelaide; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Adelaide, 14 April 1919.

War service: 4 years 132 days (of which 4 years 12 days were abroad)

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, LEWIS George Thomas

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