Born: 15th August 1907, Tilbrook, Huntingdonshire.

Died: 5th April 1942; age: 34; MPK – Ship Loss.

Residence: 508, Wherstead Road, Ipswich.


Rank: Chief Petty Officer Supply – temporary; Service Number: C/MX.45862.

Regiment: Royal Navy, H.M.S. ‘Cornwall.’


Memorial Reference:

Panel 64, Column 1.

Chatham Naval Memorial,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Jonathan & Laura Lewis, of 87, High Street, Bedford, Bedfordshire; husband of Gladys Frances, of Ipswich.




1911   Chequer’s Lane, Grendon, Northamptonshire.

Joseph was 3 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Jonathan Lewis, 46, a Shepherd, born Swineshead, Huntingdonshire.

Laura Lewis (nee Porter), 42, born Riseley, Bedfordshire.

Ernest Lewis, 14, a Farm Labourer, born Swineshead, Huntingdonshire.

Kathleen Lewis, 12, born Swineshead, Huntingdonshire.

Wilfred Lewis, 9, born Tilbrook, Huntingdonshire.

Emily Lewis, 7, born Tilbrook, Huntingdonshire – died 1929, Northamptonshire.


On the 23rd June 1934, at St. Bartholomew’s Church, Ipswich, 26 year old, Joseph a Leading Steward, for the Royal Navy, onboard H.M.S.’Enterprise’ married 29 year old, Gladys Frances Wright, of 198, Foxhall Road, Ipswich, born February 1905, Ipswich – father: John Thomas Wright, a Fitter.

They had 1 daughter:

Barbara Lewis, born 1935, Ipswich.

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