L/Cpl Alan Leonard lewis

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Reference WMO/282517


Neath Station

Station Square


SA11 1BY


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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Unknown
Setting: Roadside
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
  • Metal Metal (any)
Lettering: Unknown
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: Two black metal plaques with purple border. VC is set at the top with the inscription with the lettering in white. One of the plaques has the inscription in Welsh the other in English
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/In memory of/Lance Corporal Allan Leonard Lewis VC/6th Battalion Northamptonshire Regiment/28th February 1895 - 21st September 1918)/Allan Lewis was born in Whitney-on-Wye, Herefordshire, eventually migrating to/South Wales where he became a driver on the Great Western Railway Neath to/Pontardawe motor bus service. He enlisted into the Mechanical Transport section/of the Army Service Corps in March 1915, eventually being transferred to the/infantry. Following leave in August 1918, he returned to the front line. On 18th/September, near Ronssoy, his unit was held up by machine-gun fire enfilading the/line. Single-handedly, he crawled forward and bombed the guns, then, using his rifle, forced the surviving crew to surrender, thereby enabling the line to advance./ On 21st September, during another attack, having rushed his company/through an enemy barrage, he was killed whilst getting/his men under cover from machine-gun fire./ /For his conspicuous bravery and leadership at a critical period, he was/posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross./ /With no known grave, he is commemorated on the memorial at Vis-en-Artois/British Cemetery, Haucourt, Pas-de-Calais, France./

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