WALTER LEWIS

 

 

Born: 1883, Copdock, Suffolk.

Died: 3rd April 1917; Died of Wounds – 44th Casualty Clearing Station.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

Rank: Gunner; Service Number: 35398

Regiment: Royal Field Artillery, 15th Brigade.

 

Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1914 Star.

 

Grave Reference:

II.N.20.

Faubourg D’Amiens Cemetery,

Arras,

France.

 

CENSUS

 

1891   Grove Cottages, Whitton.

 

Walter was 8 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Abram Lewis, 43, a General Labourer, born Great Wenham, Suffolk.

Harriet Lewis (nee Chiverton), 42, born Great Wenham.

James Lewis, 20, a Brickmaker, born Capel, Suffolk.

Harriet Lewis, 19, born Capel.

Frederick Lewis, 14, a General Labourer, born Copdock, Suffolk.

William Lewis, 5, born Ipswich.

 

1901   Grove Cottages, Henley Road, Whitton.

 

Walter was 18 years old, a Brick Kilm Worker. He was living with his parents & brothers.

Abram, 53, a Foreman at Brickworks.

Harriet, 52.

Frederick, 24, a Brickmaker.

William, 15, a Brick Carter.

 

1911   The Beeches, 55, Springfield Lane, Ipswich.

 

Walter was 28 years old, a Brickmaker. He was married and Head of the Household.

Ethel, 25.

Constance, 10 months.

 

In 1909, Ipswich, Walter married Ethel Kate Hewitt, 1886, Ipswich. They had 2 children:

Constance Ethel Lewis, 1910, Ipswich.

Walter Lewis, 1911, Ipswich.

 

Royal Field Artillery, 15th Brigade:

http://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/army/regiments-and-corps/the-royal-artillery-in-the-first-world-war/

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