Daniels, Lewis

 Daniels, Lewis

 

 

Military History:

 

Regiment:
Norfolk Regiment
9th Battalion, 71st Brigade, 6th Division

Rank:
Private

Regimental Number:
39449

Date of Enlisting:
22.6.1918

Date of death:
21.10.1918

 

Cemetery/ Memorial:
The Highland Cemetery, Le Cateau,                                                             France, Memorial number VI.B.16

UK Cemetery/Memorial:
Ashwell Village War Memorial,
St Mary’s Church Honours Roll

 

Lewis Daniels served as a private in the 9th Battalion of the Norfolk Regiment, regiment number 39449 He fought in the Western European Theatre of War, France and Flanders and was killed in action on 21st October 2018.

He is commemorated at The Highland Cemetery, Le Cateau, France, Memorial number VI.B.16. He is also commemorated on the Roll of Honour in St Mary’s Church Ashwell and on the Ashwell Village War Memorial.

Lewis was awarded the Victory Medal and the British War Medal.

 

 

Family History:

 

Date of Birth:
c. 1886

Birth Place:
Southills, Bedfordshire

Residence:
Ashwell, Hertfordshire

Marriage:
3rd quarter 1907

 

Lewis was born in Southills, Bedfordshire in 1886, the only son of William and Annie (nee Robinson) Daniels.

Lewis was a pupil of the Merchant Taylors School, Ashwell.

At the time of enlisting in the army he lived in Station Rd, Ashwell. He was a cowman on a farm.

 

He married Phoebe Muncey of Wrestlingworth, Bedfordshire in 1907.

They had five children, William Lewis born 1908 in Hitchin, Elsie Ruby Irene 1912 in Hitchin married Frank Raymond Worboys; Winifred May 1914 in Ashwell married Jack Oyston; Ronald John born 1916 in Ashwell; Gladys Lillian born 1919 in Ashwell married Herbert Godfrey Ilett. All three daughters married Ashwell men.

 

Commentary:

Name:Lewis Daniels
Birth Place:Southills, Bedfordshire
Residence:Ashwell, Hertfordshire
Death Date:21.10.1918
Enlistment Place:Bedford
Rank:Private
Regiment:Norfolk Regiment
Battalion:9th Battalion, 71st Brigade, 6th Division
Regimental Number:        39449
Type of Casualty:Killed in Action
Theatre of War:Western European Theatre of War, France and Flanders

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