Private R/2518 William Lewis

Lewis William 96 382x600

Died of Wounds on Thursday, 14th October 1915, age 25.
Buried in Grave III. E. 9. at Estaires Communal Cemetery, Nord, France.

10th Bn., King's Royal Rifle Corps. 59th Brigade of 20th Division.

Son of Sarah Jane Phillips (formerly Lewis), of 28, Albert St. Princes End, Tipton, Staffs.
Born: Tipton, Enlisted: Middlesborough, Resident: Unknown.

First landed France & Flanders, 21st July 1915.
Medal entitlement: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal.
Soldier's Papers at National Archives did not survive.

Not commemorated on any Tipton memorial.
Commemorated here because identified as Tipton on 'Soldiers Died in the Great War'.

Link to Commonwealth War Graves Site: www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/268305/

Genealogical Data

1901 Census
1 Lewis Street, Tipton, Staffs.
William Lewis (39, Ironworker, born Tipton), his wife Sarah J. (37, born Tipton), and their 7 children: William (10, born Tipton), Walter (9, born Tipton), Edwin (7, born Tipton), Horace (6, born Tipton), Elizabeth (4, born Tipton), John (2, born Tipton), and Sarah (3 months, born Tipton).

1911 Census
27 Fry Street, Middlesborough
John Phillips (43, Roll Turner in Ironworks, born Oakengates), his wife Sarah (46, born Great Bridge), and their 7 children: Walter (19, Roll Turner in Ironworks, born Great Bridge), Edwin (17, Labourer, born Great Bridge), Horace (15, Dairy Shop Assistant, born Great Bridge), Lizzie (13, School, born Great Bridge), Sarah (12, School, born Great Bridge), Clara (6, born Great Bridge), and Fred (8, School, born Great Bridge).

William not living with his mother and step-father. His name was given to the census enumerator but crossed out. As he enlisted in Middlesborough he was likely to be living there, but cannot be traced.

Personal Data

None Available.

Action resulting in his death

Still to be researched. Contact me if required.

Newspaper Cuttings