H. J. Lewis.

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H. Lewis - He was one of sixteen selected men of the 1/1st to be transferred to the 3rd Line East Anglian Divisional Cyclists on Tuesday < 16/10/1915  had gone to France. The day of their departure they were accorded a hearty send-off when they were paraded on the Battalion Parade Ground, and  headed by the Regimental Band, were marched to the station. On the station the Band played appropriate music, while Col. Herbert the Captain chaplain ( Rev K. D. Knowles), the Adjutant (Capt. Myres) and other officers said " good-bye ", and a tremendous cheer was the good-bye of the home battalion as the train steamed out of the station.

Private  H. Lewis - Under Battalion orders 132, issued by Lieut. Col. J. L. Stanley V. D., officer commanding 2/1st Huntingdonshire Cyclist Battalion issued at The Vine Cottage, Chapel St. Leonards, Lincs. on 4th June 1917 at 5-00pm., and signed by H. B. Moss Blundell, ( 2l/t and acting Adjutant), orders being for the following day i.e. 5th June 1917, records indicate that he was to proceed to the School of Instruction for Company Cooks at the Command School of Cookery, Cavalry Barracks York 4-6-1917, at the time he was a Pte. in D Company.  

Corporal H. J. Lucy, by the 10/4/1915 he had been promoted to Acting Sergeant in C Company of the 2/1st H C B.

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09/04/2012

. . Martyn Smith