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  • Buried in Cerisy Gailly Military Cemetery.
Person Details
20 Oct 1890
Carlton Notingham
John Wesley Lewin was born in 1890 the son of John a builder and contractor and Ada Lewin née Keywood of Netherfield, Nottingham. John was born in 1861 at Cotgrave, Ada Keywood was born in 1866 at Carlton, married in 1889 their marriage was recorded in the Basford registration district, they had 5 children Ada Nellie, Dorothy Eva, Ethel Maud and Margaret Irene Lewin. In 1911 the family lived at 3 Forster Road Netherfield Nottingham. John Wesley married Ada Gertrude Roe (born 29th March 1888 at Wymondham, Leicestershire ) in 1914 their marriage was recorded in the Melton Mowbray registration district. they lived at Black Hill Drive Carlton Nottingham.
He was admitted to the Nottingham High School on 13th January 1903 aged 12 yrs In 1911 he was a coal merchant's manager, J. W. Lewin and Co., Forman-street, Nottingham.
24 Sep 1918
260630 - CWGC Website
Second Lieutenant
5th Bn Leicestershire Regiment
Second Lieutenant John Wesley Lewin, Labour Corps attached 5th Battalion Leicestershire Regiment, was killed in action at Pontruet on 24th September 1918. He is buried in Cerisy-Gailly Military Cemetery John Lewin was killed on the same day as another officer in 5th Leicesters won the Victoria Cross near Bellenglise in September 1918. Lieutenant John Barrett was a member of the 1 / 5th Bn, Leicestershire Regiment, when on the 20th September 1918 the Battalion went into the trenches in the Hindenburg Outpost Line, where they relieved two Australian battalions. They were in Brigade support at a position called Ascension Ridge, named after a farm nearby. Lieutenant Barrett gained his Victoria Cross in the hard fighting for the capture of the village of Pontruet to the south-west of Bellenglise. The rambling village was in a valley and the 5th Leicesters' objective was to take the German trenches in the flank. At dawn the 24th Division to the right was to advance, and the 46th Division on the left was to capture the village and aim for an objective called Forgan's Trench.
Article published 19th October 1918 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “KILLED. “SEC.-LIEUT. J. W. LEWIN, who was recently reported wounded and missing, was killed in action on September 24th. Official news to that effect has been received by his wife, Mrs. Lewin, of Black Hill-drive, Carlton. Sec.-Lieut. Lewin was the only son of Mr. John Lewin, J.P., of Netherfield. He was educated at Carlton, and the High School, Nottingham, and joined the colours in March, 1917. For some time prior to joining the army he was in business with his father, being managing partner in the firm of J. W. Lewin and Co., Forman-street, Nottingham.” Above article is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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