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Name: George Henry Lewis Rank: Private Service No: F/96168 Regiment/Service: West Nova Scotia Regiment, R.C.I.C. Date of Birth: September 15, 1922 Place of Birth: Detroit, Michigan, US Date of Enlistment: January 13, 1942 Place of Enlistment: Yarmouth, NS Address At Enlistment: Yarmouth, NS Age at Enlistment: 19 Height: 5 feet, 5 inches Complexion: Fair Eyes: Blue Hair: Blond Trade: Plumber Marital Status: Single Religion: Church of England Next of Kin: Robert Lewis [Father] Yarmouth, NS Date of Death: May 18, 1944 Age at Death: 21 Cemetery: Cassino War Cemetery (Italy) Grave Reference: IV. E. 13. The 73rd name on the WWII list of the Yarmouth War Memorial (George M. on the Yarmouth War Memorial) Commemorated on page 365 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on August 4 George Henry Lewis was the oldest of five children, the son of Robert Burns Lewis and Gertrude Lewis, of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada. He completed his first six years of school in Detriot before the family moved to Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. He completed grade eleven at the Yarmouth Academy at the age of 17. He worked as a Messenger Boy with the Canadian National Railway and for fifteen months as a helper in the winding room at the Cosmos Imperial Mills, Yarmouth. Just prior to his enlistment he worked as a plumber’s helper for four months. Private Lewis completed his basic training at Yarmouth and Advanced Training at Petawawa. He embarked for England on June 2, 1942 and disembarked in Liverpool, England on June 12, 1942. On March 3, 1944 he was transferred to the West Nova Scotia Regiment. He was killed in action against the enemy while serving in Italy. Sources and Information: Commonwealth War Graves Commission Veterans Affairs Canada
George Henry Lewis
Age 16, Case Technical High School Yearbook, Detroit (1938)