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Robert James LEWIS

Date of birth24 October 1873
Place of birthDublin Castle, Ireland
SchoolRugby School, England
Age on arrival in Australia35
OccupationCivil servant
Addressc/o of A H Delohery, 119 Phillip Street, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation42
Next of kinWife, c/o of A H Delohery, 119 Phillip Street, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed 20 years in 13th Hussars (in which regiment he served in the Boer War, where he received both the Queen's and King's Medals with 6 clasps. He was also mentioned in despatches by General Baden-Powell). Also served for for 4.6 years as Officer Commanding, Cable Guard, Darwin.
Enlistment date24 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentCaptain
Unit name25th Battalion, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/42/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 29 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll25th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 18 June 1916
Place of death or woundingLa Plus Douve near Neuve Eglise
Age at death42
Age at death from cemetery records42
Place of burialLa Plus Douve Farm Cemetery (Plot I, Row A, Grave No. I), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Major and Margaret LEWIS; Wife: Gertrude LEWIS, Phillip Street, Sydney. Native of Scotland.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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