A group photograph showing William John Lewis and his Royal Navy comrades, c. 1943 Item Reference : cny03079
William John Lewis lived in Dinorwig, North Wales when the Second World War broke out. In September 1942, at the age of 19 years old, he was conscripted to join the Royal Navy. He received training in Plymouth and in Chatham Kent and one of his duties was to be responsible for escorting North Atlantic convoys. He stayed in the forces until April 1946.
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