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Lewis, Roland, Cordova, Manitoba, Class of ’18 (B.S.A.). Military Service: Private, service no. 31052 (UK), 20th King’s Hussars; Transferred to 14th King’s Hussars; Service in Mesopotamia; accidentally killed 30 August 1917.
Additional Biographical Information:
Roland Lewis was probably a young, immigrant farm labourer who came out to Canada and worked for a farmer in the Cordova District prior to entering the Manitoba Agricultural College. Harry Beaumont, also a British immigrant farmer who settled in the Cordova District, entered the College at the same time. Roland may have worked for the Beaumonts or possibly for John Allan, a prominent local farmer and local municipal Reeve, who promoted the immigration of farm labour from Great Britain.
Undergraduate, Roland Lewis, (Killed).
University of Manitoba, Archives and Special Collections, Managra, v. XI, No. 1 (Nov 1917), 8.
Roland Lewis ’18. Roland is another of the M.A.C. boys to pay the supreme sacrifice. As a student he was a favourite with everyone. In athletics he held a prominent place. He held a place on the football team while at college. His death occurred as a result of an injury of the spine received while on active service in Mespotamia.
University of Manitoba, Archives and Special Collections, Managra, v. XI, No. 1 (Nov. 1917), 3.
Enlisted 1916; Pte. 20th King’s Hussars; Transferred to 14th King’s Hussars; Service in Mesopotamia; Accidentally killed 30-8-17. (Plate E).
University of Manitoba, Roll of Honour, 1914-1918 (Winnipeg: University of Manitoba, 1923), 21.
Date of death: 30 August 1917. See casualty details, Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Buried at Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery, Waziriah Area, Al-Russafa District, Baghdad, Iraq. Grave reference: XVI.N.10.