Tipton

Remembers

Private G/52157 Arthur Lewis


Killed in Action on Thursday, 16th August 1917, age 26.
Commemorated on Panel 113 to 115 of Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

1st/8th Bn., Middlesex Regiment. 167th Brigade of 56th Division.

Born: Dudley, Enlisted: Dudley, Resident: Tipton.

First landed France & Flanders, post 31st December 1915.
Medal entitlement: British War Medal, Victory Medal.
Soldier's Papers at National Archives did not survive.

Commemorated on the Tipton Library Memorial.
Commemorated here because he appears on a Tipton memorial.

Link to Commonwealth War Graves Site: www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/835820/


Genealogical Data

Birth of Arthur Lewis registered March quarter 1891 in Dudley.

1901 Census
14 Gate Street, Burnt Tree, Tipton, Staffs.
Ann Lewis (62, Shopkeeper - Drapery, born Dudley), and her 2 children: Ann M. (34, Draper's Shop Assistant, born Dudley), and Clara (29, Elementary School Teacher, born Dudley), and her grandson Arthur Lewis (10, born Dudley).

1911 Census
42 Gate Street, Burnt Tree, Tipton, Staffs.
Annie Lewis (39, Shopkeeper - Drapery, born Dudley), and her nephew Arthur Lewis (20, Warehouse Assistant, born Dudley).


Personal Data

After Arthur's death, his outstanding army pay and allowances amounted to £2/13/5d (2 pounds, 13 shillings and 5 pence); this was paid to Ann M., his "mother and sole legatee", in December 1917. His War Gratuity was £3/0/0d (3 pounds exactly), this was also paid to Ann M., his "mother and sole legatee", in November 1919. The 1911 census shows Annie Lewis as Arthur's aunt. The value of the War Gratuity suggests that Arthur had enlisted within the previous 12 months.


Action resulting in his death

Still to be researched. Contact me if required.


Newspaper Cuttings

None.