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Morris LEWIS

Place of birthMonmouthshire England
ReligionJewish
OccupationTailor
Address25 Monger Street, Perth, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, Solomon Lewis, 25 Monger Street, Perth, Western Australia
Enlistment date30 December 1915
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name44th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/61/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 6 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll44th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross


Recommendation date: Refers 4 July 1918.

Military Cross


Recommendation date: 8 July 1918

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when the enemy delivered a counter attack and penetrated part of the line. This officer led a party and drove him out, inflicting severe casualties. He set an excellent example to his men.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 23
Date: 12 February 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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