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Charles Montague Lewin

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Charles Montague AWMM
  • Surname
    Lewin AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    59 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    • 1878 AWMM
    • 25 August 1879 Noel Smith Research Project
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Captain Montague Lewin, Addington, Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • Relief of Kimberley AWMM
    • Paardeberg AWMM
    • Driefontein AWMM
    • Johannesburg AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    59 AWMM
  • Military service
    Artillery ('A' Battery), Christchurch AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    South Africa Farm hand/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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Prisoner of war

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  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Lewin was described as being a good horseman, sportsman and soldier, and of having a keen sense of humour. (Stowers, p.166)

    He departed Cape Town aboard the S.S. 'Woolloomooloo' and later joined the 20 Company, 6 NZMR as Corporal. He sailed aboard the S.S 'Cornwall' from Auckland on the 30 January 1901.

    Lewin was promoted to Sergeant-Major and later to Lieutenant.

    He was severely wounded at Swartwater in January 1902 where he'd scraped together a squadron and held a ridge against Botha with splendid gallantry. (Stowers, p.166)

    After the war he started a successful stable business in Pretoria.

    Lewin later moved to Bega (New South Wales) where he engaged in carting timber from bush to railhead, using a steam lorry.

    His father was named Kinderlet Camilio Montague Lewin. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    • 4 August 1951 AWMM
      Age 73 AWMM
      SydneyNew South Wales AWMM
    • 4 August 1951 Noel Smith Research Project
      Age 72 AWMM
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  • Age at death
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  • Cause of death
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  • Cemetery name
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