condensed discuss document expanded export feedback print share remove reset document_white enquire_white export_white report_white

Robert Douglas Lewis

-
Portrait, Weekly News awarded the DFM - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait, Weekly News awarded the DFM - This image may be subject to copyright

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Robert Douglas AWMM
  • Surname
    Lewis AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • 47580 AWMM
    • 653884 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

Contribute ›
  • Birth
    22 July 1916 RNZAF Biographies (R17845612) SalisburyRepublic of South Africa RNZAF Biographies (R17845612)
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • Robert Stonhewer Lewis (father), Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • WW2 Parents: Mr. & Mrs. R. S. Lewis of Auckland AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

Contribute ›

Military decorations

Contribute ›

Training and Enlistment

Contribute ›
  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 England AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

Contribute ›
  • Embarkation details

Prisoner of war

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

Medical history

Contribute ›
  • Medical notes
    Accidental Death, Cause of Death AWMM
    Killed in an accidental mine explosion AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

Contribute ›
  • Robert Lewis was the son of Robert Stonhewer Lewis and Alice Williams Lewis, of Auckland

    Attended Wanganui Collegiate School (Source: RNZAF Biographies (R17845612)) AWMM

Death

About death

Contribute ›
  • Death
    22 June 1942 AWMM
    Age 25 AWMM
    EgyptNorth Africa AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt AWMM Coll. grave XXIV. E. 1-2. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

Contribute ›
  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM

Roll of Honour

Remember Robert Douglas Lewis by laying a poppy.

Leave a note

Leave a tribute or memory of Robert Douglas Lewis

Leave a note

Contribute ›

Sources

Sources

Contribute ›
  • External links
  • References
    • Tavender, I. (2000). The Distinguished Flying Medal register for the Second World War with official recommendation details. (Vols. 1-2). London, England: Savannah. AWMM
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
      Martyn, E. (1998-2008). Vol. 1 p. 214; vol. 3 p. 300 AWMM
    • Tavender, I. (2000). The Distinguished Flying Medal register for the Second World War with official recommendation details. (Vols. 1-2). London, England: Savannah. AWMM
      Tavender, I. (2000). vol. 2 p. 99 AWMM
    • RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Biographies of Deceased Personnel 1939 - 1945 (Bound Volumes) - Ib - Ly. Archives New Zealand (R17845612) - Former archives reference: AIR118 AWMM
    • Please note that the 12 volumes of the "RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Biographies of Deceased Personnel 1939-1945" held at Archives NZ (formerly known as AIR118) should be used in conjunction with Errol Martyn's "For Your Tomorrow". FYT reflects detailed examination of all of the AIR118 bios which contain many inaccuracies and omissions. AWMM
    • List of RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Personnel - List of Personnel Killed or Missing in Various Theatres, 1940 - 1945. [(New Zealanders Attached to R.A.F. [Royal Air Force]) (Officers), (Europe) - Airmen]. Archives New Zealand (R17845744) AWMM
    • List of RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Personnel - List of Deceased New Zealanders (Formerly) serving with RAF [Royal Air Force]. Archives New Zealand, Wellington (R17845760). AWMM

Contributors

Command item
Command item
Add new record Refresh
DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
01 March 2021KelvinNorfolk, EnglandResearcher

The development of the Online Cenotaph is an ongoing process; updates, new images and records are added weekly. In some cases, records have yet to be confirmed by Museum staff, and there could be mistakes or omissions in the information provided.

Creative Commons LicenseOnline Cenotaph Data by Auckland War Memorial Museum is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.