Lewis, Allen Lewis

Lewis, Allen LewisCaptain Allen Lewis Lewis, MC was born October 25, 1895 in New Westminster, British Columbia, son of Lewis and Annetta Lewis. He was still a student when he joined the Canadian Expeditionary Force in 1916 after having served one year in the Canadian Officer Training Corps (COTC).

He died in Vancouver January 20, 1966.

Service Record

  • May 1916 – Enlisted as a private in the 116th Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force,
  • June 1916 – Proceeded overseas with that unit as an acting corporal
  • November 1916 – Granted a commission in the CEF with the rank of Lieutenant
  • April 1917 – Proceeded as a reinforcement officer to France to the 7th Battalion, CEF
  • Served with the 7th Battalion in the field until the Armistice, returning to Canada with the same
  • April 1919 – Demobilized
  • Awarded the Military Cross
  • March 15, 1922 – Appointed as a Lieutenant in the Queen’s Own Rifles and posted to “A” Company, 2nd Battalion
  • January 7, 1927 – Promoted to the rank of Captain and appointed 2nd in command of “B” Company, 2nd Battalion
  • September 19, 1929 – Appointed Officer Commanding “B” Company, 2nd Battalion
  • November 19, 1929 – Transferred to the Reserve of Officers

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