122nd Field Company, Royal Engineers (British Army)
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.