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Harold Lewers (1894–1959)

Harodl Lewers, n.d. photograhper unknown

Harodl Lewers, n.d. photograhper unknown

from Bank of NSW Roll of Honour

HAROLD LEWERS was born at Eaglehawk, Victoria, on 21st May, 1894, the son of Mr. J. G. B. Lewers, Manager of the Bank at Kyneton, Victoria. He was educated at the Kyneton Grammar School, and entered the service of the Bank on 22nd May, 1912, at Echuca, Victoria. In August, 1913, he was transferred to Moama, and in January, 1914, to Deniliquin.

Harold Lewers enlisted at Deniliquin on 11th August, 1915, and left Australia in the following November. During his four years of active service he was recommended for the Military Medal, and the award was gazetted in August, 1919.

The recommendation of Driver Lewers by his O.C. states that—

"He distinguished himself by taking charge of and organizing a forward limber line on the night of the 1st September, 1918, at Clery, and under heavy harassing fire showed great initiative and courage when neither officers nor N.C.O.’s were available for the work. In addition he distinguished himself during the recent Push, always showing cheerful devotion to duty and complete disregard of personal safety under fire when an important duty had to be performed .”

Driver Lewers returned to Australia in August, 1919.

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'Lewers, Harold (1894–1959)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/lewers-harold-22633/text32217, accessed 25 April 2024.

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Harodl Lewers, n.d. photograhper unknown

Harodl Lewers, n.d. photograhper unknown

from Bank of NSW Roll of Honour

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21 May, 1894
Eaglehawk, Victoria, Australia

Death

8 August, 1959 (aged 65)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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