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Private 27067 Joseph Lewis

8th Battalion, Welch Regiment. Formerly Pvt 27067 RWR
Died at home, 27th October 1918, aged 22. Joseph suffered a serious leg wound at Gallipoli on 8 Aug 1915

  • Buried: Nuneaton (Stockingford) Cemetery. Not in CWGC Grave
  • Awarded: 1915 Star, British War and Victory Medals
  • Son of James and Rose Hannah Lewis
  • Husband of Sophia Williams [later Phillips]. Married Jul Qtr 1916 at Nuneaton. GRO Ref V 6d P 1179
  • Father of Eric b1918 and Edmund Lewis b1919
  • NNWFHS Memorial: Stockingford St. Pauls | Stockingford Council School

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  • Born Jan Qtr 1896 at Dudley
  • Attended Stockingford Council School
  • Lived at Robinsons End, Chilvers Coton [1901]
  • Lived at 204 Tomkinson Road, Nuneaton
  • Employed as a Brickyard Labourer Coal Miner [1911]
  • Employed as a Miner [1914]
  • Enlisted at 27 Aug 1914 at Nuneaton. Arrived in the Balkans 4 Jul 1915.

    Circumstances of Wounds and Death
    Joseph was wounded in action at Gallipoli on 8 Aug 1815 when an explosive bullet caused the fracture of the tibia and fibula of his right leg. He was left with one inch shortening of the leg and limited movement in his ankle joint and was issued with surgical boots. He was discharged on 30 May 1916 with the reason given as Gun Shot wounds. Death recorded at Nuneaton - GRO Vol 6d Page 1082

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