Historical information

William Owen Lewis No 471 enlisted on 10.9.1914 in D Coy 14th Bn age 22 years, embark for Eygpt 22.12.1914, due to factors he finally embarks for Gallipoli 22.7.1915, reported missing 8.8.1915 then reported WIA, rejoin unit 19.9.1915, hospital with Pluerisy 2.12.1915, rejoin unit 4.2 1916, transfer to 46th Bn then to 12th MG Coy, embark for Marseilles 11.6.1916, hospital 1.10.1916 with Synovitis L/Knee, rejoin unit 21.1.1917, hospital 25.7.1917 Abcess Buttock then Fistula, RTA 5.4.1918, discharged from the AIF medically unfit (D.A.H) 4.7.1918.

Physical description

Certificate on light cream parchment paper, outer print is in red showing a Coat of Arms at the top with columns down each side with Dominion/Commonwealth names around, centre in black print shows a soldier standing with a rifle and Brittanica seated with a sword and flag, under is printed wording wording acknowledging a soldier was Disabled and Honourably discharged in the Great War, soldiers name is hand drawn in.

Inscriptions & markings

In black hand drawn, “W.O.Lewis Australian Imperial Force”, “4.7.18”