BALDWIN Lewis

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FONTENAY-LE-PESNEL WAR CEMETERY, TESSEL.

Lewis Baldwin

Son of Horace and Beatrice Elizabeth Baldwin, of Queensbury.  Lewis served as a Private in the 1st/4th Battalion. Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.  Lewis died on 29th June 1944, he was aged 24.

He is buried at FONTENAY-LE-PESNEL WAR CEMETERY, TESSEL, France.

The 1st/4th Battalion served with the 146th Infantry Brigade, 49th (West Riding) Infantry Division throughout the War.  They landed in France on 9th June 1944 and were soon in action in the heavy fighting that took place as the British pushed out from their beachhead towards Caen.  The battalion lost 17 men on 29th June as they fought close to Tessel Wood.

The West Yorkshire, England, Electoral Registers, for the years 1934- 1947 record Horace and Beatrice living at 34 Deanstones Lane, Queensbury.

His headstone inscription reads:  “Often a smile, often a tear always wishing you were here”.