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Percy LEWIS

Regimental number3855
Place of birthMelbourne Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationSlaughterman
Address80 alfred Street, Valley, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinWife, Mrs Emma Adelaide Lewis, 28 Hardeman Street, Kensington, Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date25 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name25th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/42/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT Wandilla on 31 January 1916
Medals

Military Medal

'Counter attacks of the enemy were repelled mainly through the work of my Lewis gunners who kept to their post during the whole time under a heavy bombardment by the enemy and after being repeatedly subjected to bomb attacks by small parties who crept up. Owing to the heavy casualties in my Lewis Gunners it was impossible to relieve them, and these men worked continuously during the whole period.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsTrue name: Percival LEWIS

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