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13385   Sergeant William Henry Lewis
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 30/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 7th Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 09/09/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 30
William Lewis was the son of Henry and Annie Elizabeth Lewis. He was born about 1886 in Portadown. He lived with the family at Jervis Street, Portadown. His father was a railway worker. The 1911 census shows William as 24 years old and still single. He was working as a damask weaver. William Henry Lewis enlisted in Portadown. Private William Lewis was serving with 7th Battalion of the Royal Irish Fusiliers when he was killed in action on 9th September 1916. The CWGC records that he was married at the time of his death to Minnie Lewis and they lived at Bernagh, Dungannon, Co. Tyrone.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Delville Wood Cemetery
  Longueval, Somme, 4
Grave Ref: Grave XV-E-9
CWGC Casualty 549736
Longueval is a village 11 kilometres east of Albert. Delville Wood Cemetery is east of the village and on the south side of the road from Longueval to Ginchy.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 St Annes Church Of Ireland - WWI Dungannon
2 Dungannon War Memorial - WWI - Panel 2 Dungannon
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists 'Courtenay' family Lists Minnie Lewis's family living in Union Place, Dungannon
2 1901 Census lists Lewis family Lists William Henry as age 15 living with the family at house 3 in Jervis Street, Portadown, Armagh
3 1911 Census lists Lewis family Lists William Henry as age 24 living with the family at house 20 in Jervis Street, Portadown, Armagh
4 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
5 Portadown War Memorial Commemorated in Portadown War Memorial
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2021