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John LEWIS

Regimental number2362
ReligionMethodist
OccupationMiner
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinSister, Mrs Small, Hope Villa, Merthyr Vale, Glamorganshire,South Wales
Enlistment date23 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll28 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name26th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A69 Warilda on 5 October 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll4825
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll57th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


'(Ypres 28 September 1916) Conspicuous bravery & valuable services.'
Recommendation date: 12 October 1916

FateReturned to Australia 5 July 1916
Medals

Military Medal

'At Ypres on 28th September 1916 whilst a duel was taking place between our stokes mortars and mortars and minemwerfers of the enemy, one of our mortar enplacements was blown in by a minemwerfer shell burying 2nd Lieutenant Montgomery and his men. Lance Corporal Lewis was in charge of this mortar and he together with one man, continued to fire his mortar and engaged the hostile mortars for a considerable time notwithstanding the heavy hostile fire.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 103
Date: 29 June 1917

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

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