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Hugh Lewis



  • Title
  • Forenames
    Hugh AWMM
  • Surname
    Lewis AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1886 Millward TakakaTasman Millward
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status
    1917 AWMM Married/WWI AWMM
    Ulga Urbanovitch AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Navy AWMM
  • Service number
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    4 December 1918 AWMMDied of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
    Influenza AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • "Hugh Lewis b.1886 the fourth child of ten born to Edward (youngest son of Henry Lewis, surveyor) & Caroline Lewis (nee Paine) when they lived in East Takaka; Moved to the Wairoa Gorge and then to a property in Hope, known as Echodale; he went to sea as an engineer. During WWI he crewed on the Kildonan Castle was requisitioned as an auxillary cruiser ; married a girl named Ulga Urbanovitch in the UK in 1917

    Hugh Lewis however was part of the crew on the Kildonan Castle that was requisitioned as an Auxillary Cruiser by the RN. He had the rank of Engineer Sub Lt and the log book entry of the ship reads as follows:

    The logbook entry for 24th Nov 1918 notes the following: “3.00p.m.Eng Sub Lieut. Lewis discharged to Seamans Hospital , RA Docks”; died on 4th December 1918 as a consequence of the flu epidemic and is buried in the East London Cemetery, Plaistow.” Peter Millward Research. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    4 December 1918 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    East London Cemetery Plaistow England AWMM 60. 36315. AWMM
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  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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