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VC1082    Allan Leonard Lewis


Name   Allan Leonard Lewis     No.      POSTHUMOUS

VC Issue No.   1082   Awards   VC     

Regiment   Northamptonshire Regiment, 6th (Service) Battalion, No. 8 Platoon


Now   Royal Anglian Regiment

Rank VC Won   Lance-Corporal

Rank End Of Career   Lance-Corporal

Place Of Birth   Wood Villa, Brilley, Whitney-on-Wye, Herefordshire, England

Place Of Death   Doleful Post, Ronssoy, France

Buried/Location Ashes   Location unknown, Lempire, Aisne, France


Date Buried/Cremated   30 September 1918

Headstone   Headstone    Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   31 January 1919

VC Presented   10 April 1919 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England to his parents, George & Annie Elizabeth


P  Named on Vis-en-Artois Memorial to the Missing (Panel 7), Vis-en-Artois British Cemetery, Haucourt, Pas de Calais, France

P  Named on War Memorial, St Mary's Churchyard, Brilley,  Herefordshire

P  Named on War Memorial, Whitney-on-Wye, Herefordshire

P  Plaque and Tree, St Peter and St Pauls Churchyard, Whitney on Wye, Herefordshire

P  Victoria Cross Paving Stone, Lady Arbour, Hereford Cathedral, Herefordshire

P  Statue, Old Market, Hereford, Herefordshire

P  Allan Leonard Lewis VC Pub, Orchard Street, Neath, Neath-Port Talbot, Wales

Memorial Plaque, Railway Station, Neath, Neath-Port Talbot, Wales

By The Way…

His father a carpenter made the wooden war memorial at Whitney-on Wye, Herefordshire, in his grief spelt his sons name wrong

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BORN   28 February 1895

DIED   21 September 1918  AGE   23

VC Won   18 September 1918   AGE   23

Place VC Won  Rossnoy, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1918

The First World War

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