|Place of birth||Port Melbourne Victoria|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||43 Nott Street, Port Melbourne, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||25|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs Ellen Lewis, 43 Nott Street, Port Melbourne, Victoria|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||38th Battalion, D Company|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/55/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A54 Runic on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Lance Corporal|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||38th Battalion|
|Recommendations (Medals and Awards)||
Mention in Despatches
Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 30706, 25 May 1918; 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 165, 24 October 1918.
Distinguished Conduct Medal
Altered to Military Medal.
|Fate||Returned to Australia
'Near PROYART on 11th August, 1918, Lance Corporal LEWIS and Private E.A.G. SMITH volunteered to go out and clear out a German position which was causing many casualties to his platoon. These 2 men had to crawl out to the post, under fire all the time, and bombed the post and then rushed it. They killed two of the garrison and captured the remainder with 3 machine guns. Having disposed of this post they then mopped up two others and returned with a total of 11 prisoners. Lance Corporal LEWIS showed qualities of leadership and bravery out of the ordinary and by his actions removed a source of great danger to his platoon and enabled a further advance of the line to be carried out.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
War service: Western FrontMedals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal