Trevor Lewis

Edited by : WelshMemorials Welsh Memorials to the Great War 05/12/2017

Place Of Birth: Corris, Machynlleth

Date of Death: 20/9/1916

Location died: Hampstead Military Hospital

Gender: Male

Where buried: Aberystwyth Cemetery

  • Date of birth - N/A

    Where? - Corris, Machynlleth

  • Date Enlisted - N/A

    Where? - N/A

    Age - N/A

    As -

  • Battles

  • Date of the battle - N/A

    Where? - Battle of Delville Wood

  • Date of the battle - N/A

    Where? - Died at hospital

  • Ranks

  • Rank Date - N/A

    Rank - As Private

    Service - British Army

    As - Royal Army Medical Corps

    Service number - 77027

  • Date of Death - 20/9/1916

    Where? - Hampstead Military Hospital


  • Father - James Lewis
  • Mother - Elizabeth Lewis

School(s) attended

  • Ysgol y Sir, Aberystwyth (Ardwyn)


  • Willows, 27 Portland Street, Aberystwyth


  • Methodism

Language(s) spoken

  • English
  • Welsh

Additional Information

Private Trevor Lewis was the son of James and Elizabeth Lewis of Willows, 27 Portland Street, Aberystwyth. He attended the Aberystwyth County School (Ardwyn) before taking up employment as trainee librarian in the National Library of Wales in 1912. He was also a member of St Paul’s Chapel, Aberystwyth. On 27 October 1915 he left the Library to join the Royal Army Medical Corps and was posted to the 5th Field Ambulance. Private Lewis was heavily wounded during the Battle of Delville Wood on 8 August 1916 and was admitted to Hampstead Military Hospital on 19 August where he underwent operations. He died from his wounds on 20 September 1916 and was buried in Aberystwyth Cemetery. According to ‘The Cambrian News and Merionethshire Standard’ on 26 September 1916 this was “the first local funeral of a hero from the front”. It continued: “considerable interest was was taken and there were general manifestations of sorrow, the streets being lined along the route and the blinds of houses and business premises were drawn”.

Occupation prior to the war

  • Llyfrgellydd o dan hyfforddiant yn Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru

CWGC Reference

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