Richard Lewis was born in 1893 in Hope Flintshire to Noah Lewis and Hannah Shone.
In the 1901 census Noah Lewis was 52 years old and his wife Hannah was 46. The family consisted of Sarah 21, Richard 8, Kate 5, James 3 and George who was also 3. They were all born in Hope but were resident in Penymynydd. Noah was a coal miner hewer.
In the 1911 census Noah was 62 and still working as a coal miner. Hannah was 5 and had been married for 36 years. She had given birth to 14 children, 5 of whom were still alive. Nine had sadly died. ‘Dick’ Lewis was 18 and a ‘Bricklayers Labourer. Kate was 15, George 13, James 13, Sarah was a dressmaker, 31 and single with a daughter Ida lewis. The family was resident in Penymynydd.
Richard Lewis enlisted in Buckley, the date is unknown. He was awarded the Victory and British war medals
The 2nd battalion South Wales Boarders spent 1918 in France. It is likely that Richard was killed in the battle for Outtersteene Ridge.
He also appears on Hope Memorial