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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE

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b. 28/02/1895 Whitney, Herefordshire. d. 21/09/1918 Rossnoy, France.

 

Lewis was 23 years old, and a Lance-Corporal in the 6th Battalion, The Northamptonshire Regiment, British Army during the First World War when the following deed took place for which he was awarded the VC.

 

VC ACTION

 

On 18 September 1918 at Rossnoy, near Lempire, France, Lance-Corporal Lewis was in command of a section on the right of the attacking line, held up by intense 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. On 21 September he rushed his company through the enemy barrage, but was killed while getting his men under cover from heavy machine-gun fire.

 

LOCATION OF MEDAL: NOT PUBLICLY HELD.

BURIAL PLACE: VIS-EN-ARTOIS BRITISH CEMETERY, HAUCOURT, FRANCE. (PANEL 7)

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Allan Leonard Lewis VC

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War Memorial at St Mary's Church, Brilley, Herefordshire

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31st January 1919

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Allan pictured with brother Frank - in picture below in white hat (Dawn Lewis)

Please note the surrounding images courtesy of Dawn Lewis, grand-daughter of Frank Lewis, Allan's brother

Please click on the above link to support the A L Lewis Memorial Fund

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Neath, Wales (Dawn Lewis)