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John Arthur LEWIS

Regimental number1758
Place of birthHallett, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationPostal Assistant
AddressHallett, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinSister, Miss Clara Ruby Lewis, Hallett, South Australia
Enlistment date31 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll30 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 11 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll48th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 5 May 1918

Military Medal


'Work near Proyart on 8-9 August 1918.'
Recommendation date: 12 August 1918

FateReturned to Australia 5 April 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'For gallantry and devotion to duty near VILLERS BRETONNEUX on 3rd May, 1918. During the attack he was continuously exposed to shell fire and machine gun fire when out on the lines and it was in no small way due to his magnificent work that communication was maintained. His gallant conduct and devotion to duty were magnificent.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

Family/military connectionsBrother: Hedge LEWIS, enlisted for overseas service, but did not leave Australia.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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