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Private Herbert Edward Lewis (27897)

3rd Bn, The Worcestershire Regiment, 7th Brigade, 25th Division, B.E.F.

Capbadge of the Worcestershire Regiment

Malvern Commemoration: St Matthias Malvern Link

Burial/Commemoration: St Quentin Cabaret Military Cemetery

Nature of Death: Killed in action on the Messines Ridge, Flanders 16/6/1917

Age: 28

Next of Kin: Son of Charles and Alice Lewis of Page Cottages, Poolbrook; husband of Elizabeth Lewis

Herbert Lewis, was born in Malvern in 1889, the son of Charles Lewis, a plasterer and his wife Alice.  He grew up on Poolbrook Common and married Elizabeth Hill in Malvern in 1912.

He was probably killed by heavy shelling around the 3rd Worcesters HQ on the 16th June 1917. His death was reported in the Malvern News only a fortnight later.

He is commemorated at St Matthias, Malvern Link and St Andrews, Malvern Common.

Malvern News 27/6/17

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