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Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Biography -
- Edwin Lewis -

Unknown person Name : Edwin Lewis

Son of Charles Lewis and Hannah Lewis (née Cheverton), of Lake Green, Lake, Isle of Wight; husband of Maggie Lewis, of Anglesea Cottage, Landguard Road, Shanklin, Isle of Wight.

Born 1889 Lake.

Married 1913, Maggie Rose Janet Kent, at St Paul's Church, Shanklin.
  Census information :

1891 : Charles and Hannah Lewis, with their children including Edwin aged 2, are at the Dairy, Borthwood, Lake. Charles Lewis is a Dairy Man.

1901 : Charles and Hannah Lewis, with their children including Edwin aged 11, are at 2, East View, Alfred Road, Lake. Charles Lewis is a Retired Farmer.

1911 : Charles and Hannah Lewis, with Edwin aged 21, are at Enville Villa, Regent Street, Shanklin. Charles Lewis is a Retired Dairyman. Edwin Lewis is a Boot Repairer.

  Service Details :

Private 243257 Edwin Lewis, 2nd Bn., Hampshire Regiment.

  Casualty Details :

Died : 29 May 1918, aged 29.

Buried at : Cinq Rues British Cemetery, Hazebrouck, Nord, France.

CWGC Record
  Commemorated on these Memorials :

Shanklin War Memorial
St Blasius' Church, Shanklin, Roll of Honour
St Paul's Church, Shanklin, War Memorial
Lake War Memorial
Church of the Good Shepherd, Lake, Roll of Honour

Additional inscription on family gravestone at Christ Church, Sandown.
  Documents and Newspaper cuttings :


Saturday, June 15, 1918 Page 1

LEWIS. - May 29, killed in action in France, Pte. Ted Lewis, Hants Regiment, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. C. Lewis, Rose Cottage, Lake-green, aged 29.

Page 6

Pte. E. Lewis, Hants Regt. (Shanklin)

Pte. Edwin Lewis, a machine gunner in the Hants Regiment, was killed in France on May 29th and buried at Hazelbrouek. Pte. Lewis, was 30 years of age, and prior to enlistment carried on a boot-repairing business at Enville Villa, Regent-street. He leaves a widow to mourn his loss.
  Further information :

His brother-in-law Albert Edward Kent died while in service with the Royal Air Force in 1919, and he is buried at Shanklin Cemetery.
  Acknowledgments :

Janet Griffin for newspaper research
  Page status :
Page last updated : 12th March 2012 (added to website)


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