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Town Hall, 333 Bay Street, Port Melbourne
Town Hall, 333 Bay Street, Port Melbourne

Lewis, Percy William (1166)

Place of Birth: Richmond, VIC

Age: 19 years 3 months

Enlistment Details: Thursday, 15 July 1915 – Melbourne, VIC

Service Number: 1166           view online service record

254 Bay Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Next of Kin:
Rebecca Lewis (mother)
254 Bay Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: Wednesday, 10 November 1915
Ship: HMAT Ascanius A11
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 29th Infantry Battalion

KIA: Wednesday, 11 April 1917
Place: France

Brother: Hugh Lewis

Corporal, 14 Infantry, killed in action 11 April, 1917, France, aged 20, commemorated Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, France.

Parents: Hugh (late) and Rebecca LEWIS, brother, 736, Hugh LEWIS, killed in action 7 August, 1916. Born Port Melbourne, educated Nott Street SS. Percy enlisted as a 19-year-old labourer with his mother as next of kin, 254 Bay Street. The circular was returned from the same address for both brothers, Percy was eight years the younger. A Death Notice in the Port Melbourne Standard, 26 January, 1918 has brothers George (returned wounded, married and in South Melbourne, and Charles, injured on duty while in camp at Geelong and discharged. Posted Missing on 11 April, 1917, declared killed in action on that date by a Court of Inquiry, December, 1917.

Additional research by Brian Membrey

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