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2nd Lieutenant Harry Lewis

2nd Lieutenant Harry Lewis

WW1 casualty, a Liverpool lad who died doing his duty….

Lt Harry LEWIS was born about 1891 and was the son of Bernard and Mary Elizabeth Lewis (Nee Burrows), who lived at 41 Parkside, Wallasey, at the time of his death.

Harry was a second lieutenant in the 1/7th Battalion of the King’s Liverpool Regiment and his address was listed as 382 Edge Lane.

As part of the Battle of Morval (25-28 September 1916), Harry’s battalion, along with the 1/5th, carried out the successful capture of two important German trenches near the villages of Flers and Guedecourt, approximately five miles south of Bapaume and about 15 miles south of Arras. The 1/7th battalion succeeded in capturing the main trenches and their support systems on 25 September, along with a sunken road, but Harry, along with two officers of equal rank, were killed in the process. His name appears on the large Thiepval Memorial, a few miles to the west of the place where he died. He was 25 years old.

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