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Charles Stephen LEWIS

Regimental number115
Place of birthBrentwood, South Australia
SchoolPublic School, South Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationFarm contractor
AddressGeraldton, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinFather, James Lewis, Norseman Road, Esperance, Western Australia
Enlistment date1 March 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll26 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia,
30 Officers and 982 Other Ranks embarked at Fremantle on HMAT A11 'Ascanius' on 29 June 1915; 12 others embarked at Fremantle on HMAT A36 'Thirty-Six' on 12 July 1916. From Embarkation Records it is not possible to distinguish the latter 12.
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll28th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 14 August 1916
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death31.4
Age at death from cemetery records31
Place of burialBologne Eastern Cemetery (Plot VIII, Row B, Grave No. 140), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
113
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James and Annie LEWIS, Hilton, South Australia
Family/military connectionsThree brothers one killed in action, one died of wounds and one gased and wounded.

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