Private Ralph Stanley Lewin

Rank or Title

Date of Birth


Date of Death

15 Sep 1915

War time / or Pre War occupation

Bricklayer's labourer


Luton Corporation

Service Number


Place of Birth

Cold Harbour
United Kingdom

World War I Address

54 Grange Road [St Peter's Road]
United Kingdom

Place of Death


Grave Location

7th Field Ambulance Cemetery

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


The Luto News , 7th October 1915
Pte Ralph Stanley Lewin


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.

Individual Location

Pte Ralph Stanley Lewin

Author: Deejaya

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