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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 embarkation29.9
Height5' 6"
Weight126 lbs
Next of kinFather, James Lewis, Norseman Road, Esperance, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date1 March 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll26 February 1915
Place of enlistmentGeraldton, Western Australia
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
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular'He was a total abstainer & did not smoke.' (father)
FateDied of wounds 14 August 1916
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death31.4
Age at death from cemetery records31
Place of burialBoulogne Eastern Cemetery (Plot VIII, Row B, Grave No. 140), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James and Annie LEWIS, Hilton, South Australia
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 566 Corporal Archie Gordon LEWIS, 16th Bn, died of wounds, 1 September 1916; 6289 Pte James Walter LEWIS, 32nd Bn, returned to Australia, 23 September 1918; 120 Pte John Percival LEWIS, 10th Light Horse Regiment, killed in action, 7 August 1915.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Wounded in action, Gallipoli, 17 October 1915 (right leg); returned to duty, 6 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, France, 16 March 1916.

Wounded in action, 14 August 1916 (gun shot wounds; both legs amputated).

Died of wounds, 13th Stationary Hospital, Boulogne, 14 August 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, LEWIS Charles Stephen

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