T/Const Edward Lewis

1872 Nov 2. Born Ruyton, Shropshire Son of Edward & Jerusha (nee Forester)

1881 census at Buxton, Derbyshire

1891 census at Prestwich. Lancs

1896 Sep 18 Enlists in Shropshire Militia . He had already been in Shrop. L I but left with burns on both arms. Living ar Well House, Woolston, Oswestry

1900 Jun 2 Married in Prestwich, Lancs to Louisa Jane Thorne, Cicley Hill

1901 census in Whitefield, Lancs

1911 census at 13 Bunyan St Hyde Rd Manchester


1915 Sep 20 Enlisted #120462 in RE. He is foreman at a Brickyard. NOK is his wife at Heart St, Chatham Hill, Manchester

1917 Jan 15 Posted to France

1917 Jan 15 Wounded

1917 Aug 24 Posted back UK

1918 Mar 12. Discharged, permanently unfit for Army


1921 May 11 Enlisted as RIC no 80963 & ADRIC no . Clerk & ex-Soldier

Posted F Coy


His wife appears to be in Prestwich in 1930 Register, she is married, but he is not there

1940 Oct 26 His wife probably died. It is the only entry in GRO of the right age, but I cannot prove it is her, nor can I get his death


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