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William Benjamin LEWIS

Regimental number3553
Place of birthN/A Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBaker
Address12 Victoria Street, North Geelong, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, Henry George Lewis, 12 Victoria Street, North Geelong, Victoria
Previous military service69th Infantry
Enlistment date26 May 1917
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll25 May 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Pioneer Battalion, Reinforcement 8
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/15/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 21 November 1917
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board RMS Ormonde on 2 March 1918
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Light Trench Mortar Battery
FateReturned to Australia 24 July 1919
Date of death6 January 1974
Place of burialEchuca Cemetery

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