Lance Corporal Reginald Arthur Lewin

Service number 1714
Ranks Held Corporal, Lance Corporal, Private
Birth Date 09 December 1891
Birth Place Australia: New South Wales, Forbes
Death Date 1915-08-06 - 1915-08-09
Death Place Ottoman Empire: Turkey, Marmara, Gallipoli Peninsula
Final Rank Lance Corporal
Service Australian Imperial Force
Unit 4th Australian Infantry Battalion
Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918

Reginald Arthur Lewin was born at Forbes, New South Wales on 9 December 1891 to James and Margaret Lewin (maiden name unknown). Before his military service he worked as a bank accountant, and enlisted in January 1915. Embarking on the HMAT Shropshire on 17 March, he performed in the Grand Concert held on the Shropshire on 3 April, singing “The Lord is my light”, and the duets “The battle eve” and “Watchman, what of the night?” with 1837 Corporal Jack Vincent. Lewin took part in the charge at Lone Pine on 6 August 1915, where he was mortally wounded. He is buried at Lone Pine Cemetery in Turkey.



Date of birth 09 December 1891
Date of enlistment 14 January 1915
Date of embarkation 17 March 1915
Date of death 1915-08-06 - 1915-08-09