Charles Vernon Lewis

Edited by : JessicaBirchall Cymru dros Heddwch/Wales for Peace 13/04/2017

Date of Birth: 1883

Place Of Birth: Conwy

Date of Death: 18/8/1915

Gender: Male

Where buried: Bangor (Glanadda) Cemetery

  • Date of birth - 1883

    Where? - Conwy

  • Date Enlisted - N/A

    Where? - N/A

    Age - N/A

    As - Unknown

  • Battles

  • Date of the battle - 28/7/1914

    Where? - First World War

  • Ranks

  • Rank Date - N/A

    Rank - As Lieutenant

    Service - British Army

    As - South Wales Borderers

    Service number - N/A

  • Rank Date - N/A

    Rank - As Lieutenant

    Service - British Army

    As - Dorsetshire Regiment

    Service number - N/A

  • Date of Death - 18/8/1915

    Where? - N/A


  • Father - Thomas Charles
  • Mother - C. M. Lewis
  • Mother - Edith Isabel Collingwood Lewis

School(s) attended

  • Rydal Mount School


  • 74 Belgrave Road, Grosvenor Gardens, London

Additional Information

Charles Vernon Lewis died at Weymouth Nursing Home, while being operated on for appendicitis. The Last Post was sounded when his body was placed on a train at Weymouth. Officers of the Dorsetshire Regiment accompanied the body to Bangor, and the regimental band played funeral music along the journey. Vernon’s funeral was held at St Paul’s Welsh Wesleyan Chapel in Bangor. The “very imposing” procession from there to Glanadda Cemetery included a firing party from the 11th South Wales Borderers. Vernon’s coffin, draped in the Union Jack, was hauled on a gun carriage by a detachment of the Royal Garrison Artillery.

Sport Clubs

  • Charles Vernon Lewis played football at school and for Bangor Town F. C.

Occupation prior to the war

  • Charles Vernon Lewis worked as the tea merchants Harrisons & Crossfield.
  • Charles Vernon Lewis worked at the wholesale grocery shop Thomas Lewis & Co.