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Born in Liverpool, Lancashire, England and a Farm hand by trade, Lewis Wilfred Brew was 18 years and single when enlisted on the 19th of June 1915 in the 14th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement, Australian Imperial Force, with the rank of Private, Number 2462. His Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS 'Persia' on the 10th of August 1915. On the 26th July 1916 gunshot wound, flesh wound, Rouen; on the 29th of July 1916 admitted gunshot wound buttock, France; On the 8th of August 1916 advised wounded. Appointed Lance Corporal, France on the 20th of April 1917; on the 24th of May 1917 advised wounded 2nd occasion; 13th of May 1917 admitted to Hospital bullet wound severe. On the 10th of December admitted to Military Hospital Tidworth gunshot wound arm; on the 15th of December 1917admitted sick to hospital for surgery/ operation. On the 9th of May 1918 promoted temporary Corporal, England and on the 13th of June 1918 reverts to Lance Corporal; on the 31st of May 1918 appointed acting Corporal on the 30th of August 1918 promoted temporary Corporal; rank amended to read ER Corporal, Tidworth and was listed as returned to Australia per 'Margha' ex England on the 18th of January 1919. Disembarked on the 28th of February 1919 with gunshot wound. Discharged from the 4th Military District, Military Unit on the 28th of April 1919 as medically unfit. Tree No. 748