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George E. Lewis

Private

8th Batt.

Medals Earned

  • British War Medal
  • Victory Medal

Tree Information

  • Species: Ulmus X holl. Purpurescens
  • Planted By: Miss D. Webb
  • Plaque: 3753

Additional Info

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Biography

George Edward Lewis was born in Linton, VIC and was a Teacher when he enlisted in the 8th Battalion, 21st Reinforcement on 6 June 1916 at the age of 30. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 2 October 1916. He reached England in mid-November and in September 1917 he transferred to the 8th Battalion in France. On December 27th he was wounded in action when he suffered a gunshot wound to his right arm and hand. He was hospitalised in France before rejoining his unit in March 1918. He was wounded again on April 23rd, sustaining severe shrapnel wounds to his left leg. He was evacuated to hospital in England where it was decided he should be returned to Australia. He returned home on the Arawa and disembarked at Melbourne on November 17th 1918.
Tree No. 3753

Location in Ballarat Avenue of Honour