The First World War
Officers of The Royal Canadian Regiment

Lieut. Frederick Ira Lewis

Soldiers of the First World War database entry - Lieut. F.I. Lewis


Canadian Bank of Commerce: Letters from the Front (1914-1919)

Lewis, Frederick Ira – Lieutenant. Born 27th January, 1896, at Orangeville, Ontario, Canada. Father, Frederick W. Lewis, Doctor (deceased). Educated at Orangeville High School, and University of Toronto. Entered the service of the Bank, 17th December, 1914. Enlisted, 1st June, 1916, from Orangevile Branch, in 164th Canadian Battalion, with the rank of Lieutenant. Transferred to Royal Canadian Regiment, France, September, 1916. Principal actions: Somme, 1916; Vimy Ridge, 1917. Wounded in both hands and the leg, 9th April, 1917. Demobilized, 15th April, 1918, on account of being medically unfit for further military service. Subsequent occupation: Studying medicine at the University of Toronto. (Frederick Lewis is listed in the 1923 Ontario Medical Register.)

Date of Birth - 29 Jan 1896

With appreciation to David Black, a member of the CEF Study Group, who discovered the details on Lieut. Blott in the Canadian Bank of Commerce: Letters from the Front (1914-1919).