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Name: Walter Patrick Lewis Rank: Ordinary Seaman Service Number: D/JX 187439 Service: HMS Drake, Royal Navy Date of Birth: April 12, 1921 Place of Birth: Sydney, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia Date of Death: December 25, 1942 Age: 21 Cemetery: Plymouth Weston Mill Cemetery, Devon, England Grave: Section C., R.C. Plot, Grave 10875 Commemorated on Page 175 of the Newfoundland Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on March 29, July 16 and October 27 Walter Patrick Davis was the son of William Joseph (1889-1967) and Bridget (Fitzgerald) Lewis (1890- 1981), of Holyrood, Conception Bay, Newfoundland. His mother was born in Bonavista, Newfoundland and his father in Holyrood, Newfoundland. Ordinary Seaman Walter Patrick Lewis was stationed at HMS Drake, a naval shore establishment (Royal Navy barracks) in Devonport, Plymouth, Devon, England when he died. The Canadian Virtual War Memorial and Commonwealth War Graves Commission list Walter’s death as being on Christmas Day, December 25, 1942 whereas the UK, British Navy and Army Birth records record it as Boxing Day, December 26, 1942.
Walter Patrick Lewis
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