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Robert Henry LEWIS

Regimental number825
Place of birthWodonga Victoria
AddressThe Avenue, Balaclava
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinFather, James Lewis, The Avenue, Balaclava
Enlistment date15 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name3rd Light Horse Field Ambulance
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/41/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A51 Chilka on 2 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Light Horse Field Ambulance
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: Refers 20 April 1917.

FateReturned to Australia 29 April 1919

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He repeatedly took his bearers up to the firing line under very heavy fire, and was of great assistance in clearing a large number of casualties. By his willingness and gallant conduct he set a splendid example to the men under him.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 20 December 1917

Date of death26 September 1955
Place of burialSpringvale Cemetery

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