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Richard Lewis

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Postcard RMS Athenic, c. 1906? - No known copyright restrictions

Postcard RMS Athenic, c. 1906? - No known copyright restrictions

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Richard AWMM
  • Surname
    Lewis AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 6/2439 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    26 January 1880 AWMM BarrytownWest Coast AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 1 May 1915 AWMM Ward Street, Cobden, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Evan H. Lewis (father), Cobden, Westland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 13 June 1915 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
    • 1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
    • 1914-1916 Egypt AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 6/2439 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 1 May 1915 AWMM
    Age 34 AWMM
    Miner/Civilian AWMM
    CanterburyNew Zealand AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

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
    • Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      dark AWMM
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 foot 6 inches AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      brownish grey AWMM
    • Complexion, Unknown Period AWMM
      dark AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      9 August 1915 wounded in action AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Admitted Valletta Hospital AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      15 September 1915 Transferred to England, admitted NZ Military Hospital AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      19 September 1916 Wounded in action France, sent to Etaples No 23 general Hospital, sent to England, hospitalised in Hornchurch and Codford AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Embarked for New Zealand aboard Athenic from Plymouth 5 April 1917 AWMM
    • Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
      Carcinoma of pancreas, operation for cholecyst-gastrostomy 6 weeks AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Attested at Trentham, 2 May 1915

    Wounded Gallipoli 15 August 1915, returned to Battalion at Ismalia 1 March 1916

    Embarked for France from Port Said 6 April 1916

    Wounded in action France 19 September 1916, sent to Etaples No 23 general Hospital, sent to England

    Service abroad 2 years; service in NZ 120 days AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    1 August 1936 AWMM
    Age 56 AWMM
    BarrytownWest Coast AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Barrytown Cemetery, West Coast, New Zealand AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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