Lieutenant Owen Gowar Lewis
Lieutenant Owen Gower Lewis (OW1909) was one of four brothers at the front. He was attached to the Australian Flying Corps, and was killed in action whilst flying in France. He was Dux of Wesley at the age of 17.
He was twice wounded, the second time severely, receiving nearly thirty wounds, in an encounter with three German planes, but returned to the front some months since.
|First year at Wesley||1909|
|Personal information||The 1913 Walter Powell Scholar. One of four brothers at Wesley|
|Unit enlisted||10th Field Company Engineers - Service Number 10181|
|Service details||Transferred to Australian Flying Corp 20/4/17. Wounded twice. Fire in the Sky by Michael Molkentin has several references. Wounded three times. Observer in plane (RE8) killed on crash following takeoff at 11.00am on a photographic mission. Pilot also killed. His brother Lt Athol Hugh Lewis, 3rd Division Artillery, also served in WWI and returned to Australia on 16 March 1919|
|Date of death||12/04/1918 - 21 years of age|
|Unit details||Australian Flying Corps, 3rd Squadron|
|Cemetery/Memorial place||Vignacourt British Cemetery - Plot 1 Row A Grave 21|
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