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William Owen LEWIS

Regimental number471
ReligionChurch of England
AddressRose Street, California Gully, Bendigo, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 8"
Weight160 lbs
Next of kinFather, William Lewis, Rose Street, California Gully, Bendigo, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date11 September 1914
Place of enlistmentBendigo, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, D Company
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Machine Gun Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 5 April 1918
Discharge date4 July 1918
Family/military connectionsBrother: 5125 Driver Raymond Joseph LEWIS, 12th Machine Gun Company, accidentally drowned, 4 May 1918.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia, 5 April 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 30 May 1918; discharged (medically unfit: disordered action of the heart), 4 July 1918.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, LEWIS William Owen

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