August 2nd – The Roll of Honour
Lance-Corporal P. T. Lewis, Goytre.
We regret to announce the death of Lance-Corporal P.T. Lewis 31083, of Ty’r Ewen, Goytre, who was killed in France on July 2nd, on his 22nd birthday. After a very successful career at the West Mon. School, Lance-Corporal Lewis obtained an appointment in the Civil Service.
He was employed at the Tax Office, Pontypool, from which post he was released to join the forces in March 1917.
He was drafted to France last January and was attached to the S.W.B. He had seen some months’ trench warfare before he was transferred to the orderly room as a clerk.
He was held in high esteem by all who knew him for his unassuming straightforward character and his second-lieutenant bore him this excellent testimony:
“What always impressed me about him was his gentlemanly bearing, his keenness and his ever cheerful disposition. He had been recommended for an entry to a cadet battalion to be trained for a commission, but death has taken away from us one who I am absolutely certain would have made a very efficient officer.
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