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 Leonard Allan Lewis

Leonard Allan Lewis

Birth
Whitney-on-Wye, Herefordshire Unitary Authority, Herefordshire, England
Death 21 Sep 1918 (aged 23)
Departement de l'Aisne, Picardie, France
Burial Haucourt, Departement du Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
Plot Vis-en-Artois Memorial, Panel 7 (No Known Grave)
Memorial ID 9686940 · View Source
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World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Herefordshire, England, he served as a Corporal in the 6th Battalion, Northampton Shire Regiment, British Army. In actions at Ronssoy, France, on September 18, 1918, Corporal Lewis was in command of a section on the right of the attacking line. Held up by intense German machine-gun fire, he saw that two guns were enfilading the line and crawled forward alone, successfully bombed the guns and by rifle fire made the whole team surrender. He was killed by machine gun fire three days later. For most conspicuous bravery, he was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross on January 31, 1919.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 21 Oct 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9686940
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Leonard Allan Lewis (28 Feb 1895–21 Sep 1918), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9686940, citing Vis-en-Artois British Cemetery, Haucourt, Departement du Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France ; Maintained by Find A Grave .