James Christopher Francis Lewis
Life & Career
The son of Colonel B. G. Lewis entered the Navy as it was transitioning to the new training scheme for cadets and was sent directly to the Royal Naval College, Dartmouth as part of the September 1905 intake term.
Lewis was appointed as gunnery officer in Brilliant on 22 October, 1914 and was slightly wounded in action on 31 October. On 1 December, he was made first and gunnery officer. He left the ship on 16 August, 1915 when he was appointed to Excellent for gunnery duties.
In 1916, Lewis was appointed to Castor and for duty with Commodore (F) James Rose Price Hawksley, who judged him as a cool player who was above average as a gunnery officer. On 26 April, 1918, a telegram from Hawksley reported that Lewis had been missing since 4.15 that morning, and that he was presumed lost overboard and drowned. Lewis was never found.
James R. C. Cavendish
|Captain of H.M. T.B. 24
29 Jul, 1914 – 22 Oct, 1914
Hugh B. Wrey
- The Navy List. (October, 1914). p. 400.