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Philip John LEWIS

Regimental number908
Date of birth11 December 1891
Place of birthChatham, Kent, England
ReligionChurch of England
Address12 Charles Street, Chatham, Gravesend, Kent, England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs Martha Wakeling, 12 Charles Street, Chatham, Gravesend, Kent, England
Enlistment date12 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name19th Battalion, C Company
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT Ceramic on 25 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll17th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 20 May 1919
Discharge date3 September 1919
Other details

Served at Gallipoli and in France where he was gassed. Took part in the Dominion Troops Parade through London on 3 May 1919. At time of enlistment he was employed as a Steward on an "Orient" Line Passenger Liner sailing on the England-Australia route. He jumped ship in Sydney to enlist in the AIF. Played soccer for the Combined Services Team (forward) at the end of the war.

Date of death13 June 1979 , Canberra
Age at death87
Place of burialCanberra Public Cemetery Allotment No.296X-RSL Sec

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