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William Lewis

Free Lance Roll of Honour Portraits, from Left to Right. Gnr. S. W. Evans; Pte. C. Taylor; Sgmn W. Lewis; Sgt. R. O. G. Gross; Sgmn A.W. Yates; Pte J. Herion; Sgt L. Treleaven; L. Sgt. D. R. Cleveland; Pte. R.B. Peters; Pte J. T. Hesse; Pte R. F. Palmer; Gnr R. G. Roberts; T. Cpl. W. R. Phipps; Gnr. E.W. Appleyard; Dvr. P. J. McGillicuddy; Cpl. J. D. Troy; Sgt. I. D. Robinson; Gnr. L. V. Jones; Dvr. R. A. Duley; Pte. R. A. J. Scott; Spr. H. J. Shepherd. New Zealand Free Lance, August 12, 1942. p. 24. Image kindly provided by Lewis Solomon (January 2021).

Free Lance Roll of Honour Portraits, from Left to Right. Gnr. S. W. Evans; Pte. C. Taylor; Sgmn W. L …

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    William AWMM
  • Surname
    Lewis AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    42717 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM 175 Botanical Road, Palmerston North, Manawatu, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr A. Lewis (brother), 35 Limbrick Street, Palmerston North, Manawatu, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    North Africa AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    42717 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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Embarkations

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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
    Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • William Lewis was the son of Richard and Elizabeth Lewis. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    27 June 1942 AWMM
    Age 40 AWMM
    Western DesertNorth Africa AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Alamein Memorial, El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt AWMM

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • Borman, C. (1954). Divisional Signals. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 4 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1941 to 30 June, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 4: WW2 204 AWMM

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