LEWIS Robert C
Regiment : 12th Battalion Gloucestershire Regiment
Service number : 16604
Conflict : WW1
Date of death : 25th April 1918
Buried : Commemorated on Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium, Panel 5.
Memorial : Badsey Council School
Also appears on : Badsey St James's Church with the information: Cpl. Glos. Rgt.
Additional information on the memorial: Teacher.
Appears in the Worcester/Worcestershire Roll of Honour Book for army casualties located in Worcester Cathedral.
Badsey Parish Magazine June 1918:
It is with much regret that we learn of the death in action of Cpl R C Lewis, who was assistant master of Badsey Council School. He first came to Badsey in March 1914, and though but a short time here, he had formed a very real affection for the place and school, and when on leave he always made a point of visiting Badsey. In January 1915 he left his life’s work and all that a man holds dear in response to Lord Kitchener’s appeal for volunteers for the defence and honour of our country. He enlisted in the Battalion of the Gloucester Regiment and saw active service in France, and then Italy. On the 25th April 1918, while the battalion was holding part of the Italian front, Cpl Lewis met his death by a shell. Much sympathy is felt for his parents who lose the elder of their two children. A memorial service was held on Wednesday 15th May, in the Parish Church, when many of his old scholars were present, as well as Managers and staff of the school.
Source for additional information:
Robert Lewis has no known grave, the photograph available shows his name on Ploegsteert Memorial.