LEWIS, Vivian Roy

Sgt Lewis survived at sea after the troop ship he was on was torpedoed. Floating at sea in a life boat for over 11 days until rescued. He saw active service as an air gunner with the 201st RAF Sqd. flying in Short Sunderland 11 Flying Boats from Castle Archdale in Northern Ireland. His plane was shot down over the Atlantic Ocean and his body was never found.

Last Name
LEWIS
Given Names
Vivian Roy
Service Number
407104
Date of Birth
24/10/1920
Birth Location
Walkerville S.A
Enlistment Date
27/05/1940
Enlistment Location
Adelaide
1Wags Start Date
27/05/1940
Course Details
WAGS Course 2
Intake Date
27/05/1940
Finish Date
14/12/1940
To
1BAGS
Kill Date or Discharge Date
31/07/1942 (Killed)
Discharge Unit
201 SQN
Rank
Sergeant
Operations
Killed in action Atlantic Ocean - died at sea
Date of Death
31/07/1942
Age
21
Cemetery / Memorial
Runnymede Memorial Surrey UK
Medals
Air Gunners badge 1939-45 Atlantic Defence medal 1939-45 War medal
Notes

Sgt Lewis survived at sea after the troop ship he was on was torpedoed. Floating at sea in a life boat for over 11 days until rescued. He saw active service as an air gunner with the 201st RAF Sqd. flying in Short Sunderland 11 Flying Boats from Castle Archdale in Northern Ireland. His plane was shot down over the Atlantic Ocean and his body was never found.

Posting on Death
201 Squadron
NAA Status
DIGITIZED
1WAGS - LEWIS Vivian Roy - Service Number 407104

Acknowledgements

National Archives of AustraliaUBC Web DesignCity of BallaratDepartment of Veterans+39 AffairsAustralian War MemorialRSL Virtual War Memorial