Private Fred James Lewis

Private Fred James Lewis, South Wales Borderers, 2nd Battalion

Private Fred James Lewis, 27410, South Wales Borderers, 2nd Battalion. Died 20/10/1916 at the age of 26 years.
Also commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Pier and Face 4 A.
PRIVATE FRED LEWIS, Croesyceiliog. News has been received by Mr John Lewis, carpenter, Croesyceiliog, that his son, Private Fred Lewis, South Wales Borderers, was killed at the Front on October 20th. Deceased was only 26 years of age. Prior to joining the Colours he was employed by the County Council as roadman. He also acted as sexton at the Parish Church, and was one of the bell-ringers at Llanfrechfa Lower Parish Church, in which he took a very keen interest. He was of a very quiet disposition, and liked by all who knew him. Mr Lewis has two other sons serving, viz., Arthur Lewis, Mon. Reg., and Albert Lewis, South Wales Borderers. Much sympathy is felt for Mr Lewis and the family in their bereavement.

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