Lewis, Henry (3842)
Place of Birth: Port Melbourne, VIC
Age: 32 years 9 months
Enlistment Details: Thursday, 15 July 1915 – Melbourne, VIC
Service Number: 3842 view online service record
43 Nott Street
Port Melbourne, VIC
Next of Kin:
Helen Lewis (mother)
Date: Tuesday, 23 November 1915
Ship: HMAT Ceramic A40
Port: Adelaide, SA
Unit: 8th Infantry Battalion – 12th Reinforcements
KIA: Friday, 28 July 1916
Private, 8 Infantry, killed in action 28 July, 1916, aged 32, commemorated Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, France.
Mother: Mrs Ellen Maria LEWIS, born Port Melbourne. A labourer shown as a widower, he enlisted from 47 Nott Street, shown as a widower with his mother as next of kin in Wallan, although a son John Charles LEWIS is later substituted c/o the serviceman’s mother in Nott Street. Pension records also show a daughter, Daphne Nellie LEWIS and an ex-nuptial child Beatrice May BURNEY in Nott Street. His mother was later in Arthurton Road, Northcote. No circular returned, no known grave.
Additional research by Brian Membrey
WALLAN EAST (FROM A CORRESPODENT).
“News has just been received of the death in France of Corporal, Harry Lewis, who is one of the big batch of Wallan boys who joined the colors about 12 months ago. For several years, Harry was a playing member of the Wallan Football Club, and for a couple of years prior to enlisting he was one of the umpires engaged by the Midlands Football Association, and sportsmen generally learned of his death with deep regret.
The late Corporal Lewis leaves a young mother-less family, his wife died as a result of an accident at Wallan two years ago. Harry’s brother Jack is now at the front, and another brother, Jim, returned injured some months back. Their mother lives at Port Melbourne, and much sympathy from the people of the district is extended to her”.
WALLAN EAST. (1916, September 8). Evelyn Observer and Bourke East Record (Vic. : 1902 – 1917), p. 3 (MORNING.). Retrieved December 21, 2018, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60665295