Frederick William Joseph LEWIS

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LEWIS, Frederick William Joseph

Service Number: 4488
Enlisted: 8 December 1915, Longreach, Queensland
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 25th Infantry Battalion
Born: Roma, Queensland, Australia, 15 October 1893
Home Town: Roma, Maranoa, Queensland
Schooling: Amby State School
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, France, 5 August 1916, aged 22 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
No known grave, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, Picardie, France
Memorials: Amby War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Longreach War Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

8 Dec 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Longreach, Queensland
31 Mar 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 4488, 25th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières
31 Mar 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 4488, 25th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Star of Victoria, Sydney

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Biography

Frederick William Lewis joined the 1st AIF on 08 Dec 1915. He was sent to France where he joined the 25th Battalion as a reinforcement on the 3rd Aug 1916, just two days before the Battle of Pozieres.

Frederick William Lewis was killed in action there on the 5th Aug 1916. He is remembered on the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial.  

Lest We Forget.