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William Lewis was born in 1898 and was the youngest son of Joseph a plasterer and Jane Lewis née Wood of 16 Carter Gate and brother of Harold, Annie, Walter and Mabel. Joseph was born in 1859 at Swansea, Jane Wood was born in 1864 at Unstone, Derbyshire, they were married in 1884 at Nottingham and went on to have 9 children, sadly 5 died in infancy or early childhood. In 1911 the family lived at 16 Machine Street, Nottingham, Joseph is 54 yrs a plasterer he is living with his wife Jane 47 yrs and three of their children, Joseph Harold 19 yrs a plasterer, Annie Elizabeth 16 yrs a lace worker and William 13 yrs
28 Mar 1918
1584326 - CWGC Website
15th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Private William Lewis enlisted at Nottingham, he was killed in action between 22nd and 28th March 1918 and having no known grave his name is commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial
Nottingham Evening Post obituary (abridged) 22 April 1918: LEWIS, killed in action Palm Sunday, March 24th (sic) 1918, Signaller William Lewis, age 20, youngest son of Joseph and Jane Lewis of 16 Carter Gate. Mother, father, sister, brothers Harold and Walter (Navy) and Mabel
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