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Arthur Raymond LEWIS

Regimental number1837
Date of birth7 April 1898
Place of birthWaverley, New South Wales
SchoolCleveland Street Boys' High School, Sydney, New South Wales
ReligionMethodist
OccupationBank clerk
AddressDavid Street, Croydon, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, H Lewis, Euston, David Street, Croydon, New South Wales
Enlistment date21 November 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameLight Trench Mortar Battery, Reinforcement 5
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/130/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 2 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Light Trench Mortar Battery
FateReturned to Australia 28 February 1919
Discharge date7 June 1919
Other details

War service: enlisted, Sydney, 21 November 1916; taken on strength as Bomber, 5th Light Trench Mortar Battery, 23 November 1916. Embarked from Sydney, 2 December 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 17 February 1917.

Transferred to 16th Light Trench Mortar Battery, 8 April 1917. Transferred to 5th Division Light Trench Mortar Battery, 19 September 1917. Promoted Temporary Corporal, 21 September 1917; Corporal, 22 September 1917. Posted to Australian Army Service Corps Detachment Training Brigade, Sutton Veny, Wiltshire, 12 November 1917.

Proceeded overseas to Rouelles, France, from Southampton, 5 December 1917. Taken on strength, 10th Light Trench Mortar Battery, 12 December 1917. Detached to Trench Mortar School, France, 16 March 1918; rejoined unit in the field, 20 April 1918. Proceeded to England on leave, 16 November 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 7 December 1918.

Returned to Australia on board 'Anchises', embarking from England, 28 February 1919; arriving Sydney, 18 April 1919. Discharged medically unfit, 7 June 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Date of death15 June 1962
Place of burialKyogle Cemetery, New South Wales

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