Thursday, 14 April 2016

William Lewis 1877-1916

Sergeant William Lewis Barnsley Chronicle 5th August 1916 
 with thanks to Barnsley Archives

Military Service:
Enlisted: 17th August 1914
Regiment and Battalion: Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry 2nd Battalion
Service number and rank: 3/2064 Acting Sergeant
Awards: Victory Medal and British War Medal

Death:  01/07/1916  age 39 

CWGC Remembered: Thiepval Memorial, France
Panel Reference: Pier and Face 11C and 12A

Information from Commonwealth War Graves Commission:
Son of the late Henry and Betsy Lewis; husband of Hannah Lewis, of 18, James St., Worsboro' Dale, Barnsley, Yorks. Served in the South African Campaign.


St Marys Church Barnsley Combined War Memorial

Links & Notes:

Lives of the First World War
Commonwealth War Graves Commission

From the Barnsley Chronicle 29 July 1916, with thanks to Barnsley Archives

Sergt. William Lewis, 2nd K.O.Y.L.I of 56 Sackville Street, Barnsley, fell in action on the 1st inst. (July).  He was 38 years old and before the war he worked at Barrow Colliery.  He served through the South African War, but re-enlisted on August 17th 1914 on the outbreak of the present campain.  He was a member of the National Reserve Club and the Osborne W.M.C.


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