Sunday, 27 June 2010

Private Sydney George Lewis

Born on 29 March 1890 in Faversham, Kent, England - husband of Maud Lewis, Toronto, Ontario - son of Edward Lewis, Faversham, Kent, England - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address same as wife; trade as labourer; married; no current military service; previously served with the Faversham Territorials (eighteen months); Church of England; height of 5 feet 8 inches; chest of 37 inches fully expanded; fresh complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 166th Battalion, CEF, in Toronto, Ontario, on 25 January 1916 (number 669249) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 27 November or 1 December 1916 - died on 28 June 1917 of wounds received that day - buried in Noeux-les-Mines Communal Cemetery (grave II.C.17), France.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (, online attestation papers; Canadian War Museum, 19740281-001, Manu 58F 2 3, 207th Canadian Infantry Battalion and 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Nominal Roll; The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa Regimental Museum, A400-0007, Master Personnel List for the 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, "Debt of Honour" register,

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