Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Harold Walter Lewis

badgeaifww1Serial Number and Rank:  2086, Private
Birth:  1892 Bendoc Victoria
Parents:  Thomas Henry Lewis and Ada Mary Pryce
Enlisted:  Ulladulla – Milton 6 May 1915 with his brother Robert
Both being farm labourers at Fred Sellick’s farm
Next of Kin:  F. Thomas Lewis of Woodhouse Ulladulla
Service:  1st Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
Death:  KIA 1 December 1915. Burial:  Gallipoli 22 Shell Green Cemetery
Harold Lewis WW1Honour Rolls:  Kendall Cottage Memorial – To Our Fallen Comrades
Milton Church of England
RSL Honour Roll
Milton Town Memorial
Not on Milton Primary School yet his Brother Robert Lewis is listed.
Batemans Bay War Memorial
Yatte Yattah Community
Brother – Robert Lewis who also was KIA, France 1917.

Death Notice in Sydney Morning Herald, 6 Jan 1916

Private Harold W Lewis, who was killed in action at the Dardanelles on December 1, was the second son of Mr and Mrs T H Lewis, Woodhouse, via Ulladulla He celebrated his 23rd birthday at Gallipoli.  He  was educated at Bendoc, Victoria, and subsequently spent most of his life on the land, and was an expert bushman. He was university respected. Previously he had been reported as wounded.

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