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Valentine James LEWIS

Regimental number29974
Place of birthYambuk, Victoria
SchoolNoorat State School, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFactory hand
AddressNoorat via Terang, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, E Lewis, Noorat via Terang, Victoria
Enlistment date31 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameHowitzer Brigade 120
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/136/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 3 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Field Artillery Brigade
FateDied of wounds 13 August 1917
Place of death or woundingYpres, Belgium
Age at death22
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialLijssenthoek Military Cemetery (Plot XVII, Row F, Grave No. 10A), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated in Port Fairy Cemetery, Victoria. Parents: Edward (d. 16 October 1928, aged 72; bu. Port Fairy) and Violet (d. 11 March 1949, aged 91; bu. Port Fairly) LEWIS, Noorat, Terang, Victoria. Native of Yambuk, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 1505 Pte Murray John LEWIS, Australian Army Medical Corps, AN&MEF, returned to Australia [date not recorded on Nominal Roll]; 29975 Driver Wilfred Villiers LEWIS, 3rd Divisional Ammunition Column, returned to Australia, 1 July 1919; 24414 Driver George LEWIS, 3rd Divisional Ammunition Column, returned to Australia, 31 March 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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