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Regimental number8939
Date of birth21 May 1894
Place of birthEaglehawk, Victoria
SchoolKyneton Grammar School, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressBank of New South Wales, Kyneton, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, J G B Lewers, Bank of New South Wales, Kyneton, Victoria
Previous military service67th Infantry
Enlistment date11 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit name2nd Divisional Ammunition Column
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/90/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A39 Port Macquarie on 16 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Field Artillery Brigade
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Meritorious Service Medal

Recommendation date: 3 February 1919

Other details from Roll of Honour CircularJoined the Bank of New South Wales, Echuca branch, 22 May 1912. Transferred to Moama branch, August 1913; to Deniliquin branch, January 1914.
FateReturned to Australia 1 July 1919

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and continuous good work. This man has done remarkably good work during the period September to November, 1918. Owing to the shortage of Officers and N.C.O.s at one period during the rapid advance, this man organised and took charge of the forward limber lines and under heavy harassing fire showed great initiative and courage. His courage and cheerfulness at all times has had a most inspiring influence on his comrades.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 135
Date: 11 December 1919

Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Sources'Bank of New South Wales Roll of Honour' (Sydney, 1921), p. 231.

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