From Our Contribution
|Date of Birth||30 Jun 1916|
|Place of Birth||Kellerberrin, Western Australia|
|Death||5 Apr 1986|
|Age at Enlistment||25 years, 8 months|
|Description||5'7" (1.70m) tall ; ; dark complexion ; blue eyes ; black hair|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Byford, Western Australia|
|Next of Kin||, Mrs Elizabeth Jane Ann Hinsley|
|Date of Enlistment||20 Jul 1942|
|Unit/Formation||2/23rd Australian Infantry Battalion|
|1st Departure from Australia|
|Journey Dates||8 Apr 1945 ‒ 16 Apr 1945|
|Transport Details||USS General H.W. Butner Townsville to Morotai (NEI)|
|Return to Australia|
|Journey Dates||29 Sep 1945 ‒ 15 Oct 1945|
|Transport Details||HMAS Manoora Tarakan to Australia|
|Post War Details|
|Fate||Returned to Australia ww2|
|Monument(s)||ANZAC Memorial Park (Byford)|
Pacific Star |
War Medal 1939-45
Australian Service Medal 1939-45
Married Elizabeth Jane
Enlisted at Claremont on 20 Jul 1942 and was sent to the 35th Australian Infantry Training Battalion at Northam on 29 Jul 1942. On 28 Jan 1943 he was transferred to the 44th Australian Infantry Battalion (West Australian Rifle Regiment). In June 1943 he was granted three days compassionate leave, and on 2 Jul 1943 he was admitted to the 5th Australian Field Ambulance, until 27 Aug 1943. On 11 Feb 1944, with his unit he entrained for Queensland.
On 5 Jul 1944 Lewis transferred to the 2/23rd Australian Infantry Battalion, and on 8 Apr 1945 he embarked at Townsville aboard USS General H.W. Butner (AP-113) for Morotai, disembarking on 16 Apr 1945. On 11 Aug 1945 Lewis was admitted to the 110th Australian Casualty Clearing Station with epigastric pain. He was evacuated to the 2/11th Australian Field Ambulance on 16 Sep 1945, and was well enough to return to his battalion on 27 Sep 1945. However, two days later on 29 September he embarked in Tarakan on HMAS Manoora for the mainland.
Lewis was discharged from the Western Command Recruit Reception & General Details Depot on 1 Nov 1945.
Married Margaret Winsome (Judy). A daughter was born on 31 May 1944.
Brother John Hinsley served in the Militia (VDC) during ww2.