Roy Phillis LEWIS

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LEWIS, Roy Phillis

Service Number: 1705
Enlisted: 29 February 1916, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 50th Infantry Battalion
Born: Wokurna, South Australia, 20 April 1895
Home Town: Port Broughton, Barunga West, South Australia
Schooling: Garfield State School
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Killed in Action, Belgium, 27 September 1917, aged 22 years
Cemetery: Aeroplane Cemetery
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Port Broughton War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

29 Feb 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1705, Adelaide, South Australia
11 Apr 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1705, 50th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
11 Apr 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1705, 50th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Aeneas, Adelaide
27 Sep 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1705, 50th Infantry Battalion, Polygon Wood

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Biography

"LEWIS.— Killed in action, France, on September 27, No. 1705, Private Roy P. Lewis, 50th Battalion, dearly beloved second son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Lewis, Port Broughton, aged 22 years. Sadly missed. His duty nobly done." - from the Adelaide Chronicle 03 Nov 1917 (nla.gov.au)

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