Informationen zu Geburt

Geburtsdatum:
15/07/1893
Geburtsort:
Llandybie, Carmarthenshire, Wales, Vereinigtes Königreich

Allgemeine Informationen

Beruf:
Colliery Engineer

Informationen zum Armeedienst

Land:
Wales, Vereinigtes Königreich
Truppe:
British Expeditionary Force
Rang:
Driver
Dienstnummer:
2827
Einberufung ort:
Ammanford, Carmarthenshire, Wales, Vereinigtes Königreich
Einheiten:
 —  Royal Field Artillery, "D" Bty. 64th Bde.  (Letzte bekannte Einheit)

Informationen zu Tod

Sterbedatum:
28/10/1917
Sterbeort:
Kansas Cross, Langemark, Belgien
Todesursache:
Verwundet
Alter:
24

Begräbnisplatz

Nine Elms British Cemetery
Grabstelle: VII
Reihe: A
Grab: 17

Auszeichnungen und Orden 3

1914-15 Star
Medaille
British War Medal
Medaille
Victory Medal
Medaille

Punkte von Interesse 2

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Meine Geschichte

David William Lewis was born on the 15th of July 1893 in Llandybie, Carmarthenshire, Wales. David worked with his father, John, and brother, Fred, in the local Coal Mine. As soon as the War broke out, he enlisted in the Royal Field Artillery on 1 September 1914. David went to France and Flanders in March 1915. He died of wounds at No. 44 Casualty Clearing Station on 28 October 1917, during the Battle of Passchendaele. At the time he served as a Driver in “D” Battery, of the 64th Army Brigade Royal Field Artillery.

In October 1917 all Batteries of the 64th Army Brigade RFA, were positioned near Kansas Cross and Fokker Farm, along the Wieltje – ‘s Gravenstafel road. The Brigade supported the New Zealand attack on Bellevue on the 12th of October. On 26 October it supported the Canadian advance on the Passchendaele Ridge. David was possibly wounded, while serving with the 64th Army Brigade Royal Field Artillery near Kansas Cross.

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Ancestry
https://www.ancestry.com/
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CWGC
https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/137016/lewis,-david-william/
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The Long, Long Trail
https://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/army/
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War Diary 64th Bde. Royal Field Artillery
https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/
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