William Richard Lewis

Name

William Richard Lewis

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

23/11/1916
31

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Private
23305
Bedfordshire Regiment
4th Bn.

Awards

British War and Victory medals

Cemetery/Memorial

ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN
O.II.U.7
France

Headstone

>Not Researched

UK Memorials

Holy Trinity Church Memorial, Weston

Pre War

Born in Hitchin, son of Thomas James and Elizabeth Alice Lewis. Baptised on 19 June 1885 at St Mary's Hitchin. 1911 Census: living with family at 4 Browns Yard, Hitchin, Herts and working as a Tan Yard Salter. Married Nellie E Blaxhill in 1912. They later lived at Maiden Street, Weston, Herts.

Wartime Service

Enlisted in Bedford. Injured during an attack at the Beaucourt Sector. Transferred to No. 5 General hospital in the Rouen district of France and died of wounds.

Additional Information

Widow Nellie was awarded a war gratuity of £3.10s.

Acknowledgments

Peter Handy, Brenda Palmer