Augustus "Gus" Lewis


Lance Corporal, West Kent Regiment, 7th Battalion

Died 22 July 1916, Edmonton hospital; buried Cathays Cemetery EF 9630

Born 1890 Pembrokeshire (St Clears, Carmarthenshire), lived at 5 Amherst Street with his wife Elizabeth, no children. Previously at 7 Ferry Road, Grangetown in 1911 with his brother Willie Richard Lewis, working as a casual labourer. He was a well-known prop forward for Cardiff RFC, spending four seasons with them, having previously been a member of Grangetown RFC. He worked as a ship's painter with Elliott and Jeffries in the docks. He suffered a thigh wound from an explosive bullet. He was the youngest son of Capt Lewis. He was given a military funeral, with the Welsh Regiment band playing on 29 July and marching through the streets.

Source : Kind permission of The Grangetown Local History Society