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William LEWIS

Regimental number590
Place of birthCalifornia Gully, Victoria
SchoolState School, Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationStoreman
AddressDowding Street, California Gully, Bendigo, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, F Lewis, Dowding Street, California Gully, Bendigo, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in the Cadets.
Enlistment date15 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name38th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/55/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 20 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll60th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 26 April 1918
Place of death or woundingVillers-Bretonneux, France
Age at death20.4
Place of burialCrucifix Corner Cemetery (Plot VII, Row B, Grave No. 9), Villers-Bretonneux, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
170
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Frederick and Mary LEWIS, Dodsing Street, California Gully, Victoria
Family/military connectionsNephew to Pte Leslie Glasson Trevena 23 Battalion died of Influenza.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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