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Date of Birth
Date of Death
15 Sep 1915
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Soldier or Civilian
Pte Ralph Stanley Lewin, 3875, 1/5th Bedfords, was killed in at action at Gallipoli on September 15th, 1915. He was aged 30 and left a widow, May, and one child, Hilda, aged six.
Mrs Lewin, of 54 Grange Road [now St Peter's Road], Luton, received official notification of his death in early October. Her husband was serving with the Machine Gun Section and was called into the first line after the fierce fighting in Gallipoli of August 15th. He had been an employee of Luton Corporation and was described as a bricklayer's labourer in the 1911 Census.
The son of Joseph and Emma Lewin, of Cold Harbour, Harpenden, Pte Lewin moved to Oak [Oakley] Road, Leagrave married May Bird, also of Oak Road, in the early summer of 1908. Daughter Hilda was born the following year.
He was one of four brothers serving in the Forces. Sgt Lewin was serving with the 7th Bedfordshire in France, Sapper Stewart Lewin was also in France, while Pte Archie Lewin was in training with the Duke of Bedford's men at Ampthill.