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De Symons Harry Lewis-Barned "Dessy"

Born:
15 Shevat 5658 (07 February 1898)
Died:
24 Tevet 5724 (09 January 1964)

Basic Information

Unique reference:
LEW7106
Gender:
Male

Birth

Date of birth:
15 Shevat 5658 (07 February 1898)

Death

Date of death:
24 Tevet 5724 (09 January 1964)
Died in combat?:
No

Places

Schools

Name:
Clifton College
Name:
Royal Military College, Sandhurst
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Military Cross Citation: , 19 April 1918

Gazette Issue 30645. M.C. Awarded the Military Cross. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When all company officers, save one, had become casualties, he was sent forward to report on the situation. The information which he obtained was of the greatest value, and he was again sent forward to collect stragglers and secure the right flank of the battalion, which he did most successfully. He also repaired and made available for action three Lewis guns which had been rendered useless.

Clifton College Magazine excerpt

https://www.yumpu.com/en/document/view/12345377/for-pupils-and-former-pupils-of-clifton-college/14

Family

Spouse

Dorothy Kathleen Franklin (female)
Other surname / Maiden name:
Lewis-Barned
Place of marriage:
West London Synagogue

Children

John Frederic De Symons Lewis-Barned (male)
Barbara Lewis-Barned (female)

Siblings

Kathleen Emily Lewis-Barned (female)

Parents

Father: Harry Barned Lewis-Barned (male)
Mother: Susan Louise Cohen (female)

Military Record

Military service:
Army
Date enlisted/conscripted:
1916
Date discharged/death:
1919
Rank at discharge/death:
Captain
Invalided out of service:
09 April 1917
Returned to service:
09 July 1917
Assignments
Regiment:
Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment
Posting:
Vimy Ridge
Campaigns:
Battle for Vimy Ridge (Awarded the Military Cross but also injured here, spent four months in Wimereux General Hospital, Boulogne)
Medals:
Military Cross
British War Medal

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