Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch  
64673   Sapper William J Lewis
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 20/12/2016
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 122nd Field Company, Royal Engineers (British Army)
Died: 01/07/1916 (Killed in Action)
William J Lewis was the eldest son of James. William was born in Drumlea, Omagh County Tyrone. He was a member of C Company, Dungannon Battalion, Ulster Volunteer Force. William was in the employment of Messrs. Hale, Martin & Co. Ltd., Dungannon, prior to the outbreak of war. On reaching the required age, the young William Lewis promptly volunteered. Sapper William Lewis had been attached to the 12th Battalion of the Royal Irish Rifles (the Central Antrim Volunteers), in connection with the attack on 1st July. He was killed in action on the first day of the Battle of the Somme on 1st July 1916.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial
  Thiepval, Somme
Grave Ref: Face 8A-8D
CWGC Casualty 800541
The Thiepval Memorial will be found on the D73, next to the village of Thiepval, off the main Bapaume to Albert road (D929). Each year a major ceremony is held at the memorial on 1 July.
References and Links
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1 1910 Ulster Towns Directory Hale, Martin and Co, Ltd, spinning mill
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2018