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Eric LEWINS

Regimental number58
Place of birthBathurst New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationDraper's assistant
AddressBrilliant Road, Bathurst, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, Mr Lewins, Brilliant Road, Bathurst, New South Wales
Enlistment date31 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name20th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/37/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 26 June 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll20th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 18 June 1916

Distinguished Conduct Medal


'(Pozieres) Valuable services in organizing and personally conducting stretcher parties under very heavy fire.'
Recommendation date: 18 September 1916

FateReturned to Australia 19 October 1918
Medals

Military Medal

'On night of May 5th during an intense bombardment of the Trenches near Bois Grenier, France, this stretcher-bearer, despite the fact that his Sergeant was killed, and he seriously wounded, continued his duties until all the wounded had been attended to and evacuated to hospital. His inspiring example was directly responsible for the excellent work of the stretcher-bearers on this occasion.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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