Lewis, William

William Lewis was born in Liverpool, Lancashire during 1882.

His parents were Thomas and Elizabeth Lewis. (At this time nothing is known of them).

In 1900 at the age of 18 William enlisted in the armed services and saw action in the South African War.

The 1911 Census shows that William, who was now 30 years of age was living as a Boarder at 8 Kelso Road, Fairfield, Liverpool.  He was employed as a Mechanic by a General Engineering Company.  During September of that year William married Sarah Ann Roberts and they set up home at 66 Victoria Road, Rhyl, Flintshiire.  They had two children, Mary Lewis and William Lewis.

As a Reservist William was called up on 16 August 1914 following the outbreak of the First World War.  He arrived in France with the Battalion on 22 October 1914 and on 23 March 1915 received wounds in action from which he died.

There is a Flintshire Roll of Honour Card for him at the County Archives, Hawarden, Flintshire, which is unsigned but dated 9 September 1919.  On the reverse of the card is written – 24 Danebank, Anfield, Liverpool.

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