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Herbert George LEWIS

Regimental number3862
Place of birthJarrahdale, Western Australia
SchoolJarrahdale State School, Western Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationTimber worker
AddressJarrahdale, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, J Lewis , Jarrahdale, Western Australia
Enlistment date14 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/28/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board RMS Mongolia on 22 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll51st Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularHe was taken prisoner and died of wounds in Germany.
FateDied of wounds 28 August 1916
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death23
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialCandry Old Communal Cemetery (Row C, Grave No. 5), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Joseph and Mary Ann LEWIS, Jarrahdale, Western Australia
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 5038 Pte Reginald Peter LEWIS, 28th Bn, killed in action, 29 September 1918; 5039 Pte Arthur LEWIS, 28th Bn, killed in action, 28 February 1917; 5040 Pte Ernest Alfred LEWIS, 28th Bn, returned to Australia, 16 June 1919.

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