Regimental Number: 51405
Branch: Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry
Lewis was born in Wales on October 1, 1874. It is unknown when he first came to Canada, but he enlisted in the Canadian Army in February of 1915. His wife Margaret was still living in Wales at that time. On May 8, 1915 at Ypres, Lewis received shrapnel wounds to the back. Surgeons attempted to remove the shrapnel but it was not possible. Lewis was discharged on April 18, 1916. He worked as a coffee bar assistant for four months (possibly more) after having been discharged. In 1929, Lewis filed on NW 7-75-12-W6. Lewis died at the University Hospital in Edmonton on May 8, 1940.