LEWIS, Harold John
(Service number 3/103A)
|First Rank||Private||Last Rank|
|Date||25 September 1894||Place of Birth||Timaru|
|Date||13 August 1914||Age||19|
|Address at Enlistment||Trafalgar St, Timaru, New Zealand|
|Occupation||Engineer for Christchurch Meat Co, Smithfield, Timaru|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||Mrs Alice Lewis (Mother) 17 Trafalgar St., Timaru, New Zealand|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||Main Body|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||Medical Corps|
|Date||16 October 1914|
|Embarked From||Wellington, New Zealand||Destination||Suez, Egypt|
|Other Units Served With|
|Last Unit Served With||New Zealand Medical Corps|
Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
|Date of Capture|
|Where Captured and by Whom|
|Actions Prior to Capture|
|PoW Serial Number|
Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
|Date||20 November 1914||Age||20|
|Place of Death||At sea from New Zealand en route to Egypt on board Mauganui|
|Cause||Died of disease - Influenza complicated pneumonia|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Canterbury Provincial Memorial, Christchurch, New Zealand|
|New Zealand Memorials||On Memorial wall, Timaru; Waimataitai School War Memorial|
Son of John and Alice Lewis of Maori Hill Gardens, Timaru. New Zealand.
Lewis was listed in the 1910 Timaru Technical School as being of Maori Hill [Timaru]. He was studying Electricity and was working as an Engineers Assistant. His age was given (in 1910) as 15 years and 10 months.
Lewsi's serial number is given as 3/1032a in the NZEF Nomianl Rolls, but 3/1032 on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website (2014)
Auckland War Memorial Cenotaph Database (May 2014); Timaru Technical School roll book (SCRoll submission from J James, Mountainview High School, 18 March 2015)
No documents available.
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Janette Clarke, SC branch NZSG
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