LEWIN Walter Albert

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Walter Albert Lewin was born in Oakham on 23 February 1897, the son of  Walter and Alice Lewin of 30 Northgate Street. He was a groom, and joined the Leicestershire Yeomanry in March 1916, just after reaching the age of nineteen. He was transferred to the Leicestershire Regiment and went abroad with a draft on 21 December 1916. Walter was killed in action during a short but intense bombardment on 21 April 1917, and was buried two days later in Mazingarbe Communal Cemetery Extension, near Vermelles, grave I.D.14. The Chaplain, in a letter to his parents, wrote: "They have laid down their lives in the course of bravely and faithfully doing their duty to King and Country, and, as we believe, in the cause of God and Right." Walter is remembered on Oakham's war memorial.

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  • Oakham Church
  • Oakham Memorial
  • Oakham Memorial LA-NE
  • Mazingarbe Communal Cemetery Extension 1
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2 images Photos of Walter (my grandfather's cousin) that were sent to me from a relative in Canada. No dates available
By Taz on Tuesday 3rd June '14 at 7:57pm

Rutland and The Battle of the Somme

More than 90 Rutland soldiers died in the Battle of the Somme which lasted from 1 July 1916 until the middle of November. Today they lie in cemeteries across the old battlefield in northern France or are remembered among the 72,000 names on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme. By using our interactive map, you can find out what happened to them.

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