Lewis Johnston Waddell


About Lewis Johnston

  • Name
    Lewis Johnston
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  • Date of Birth
  • Birth town
    Belfast, County Down
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  • Married
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Service Information

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    Lovat Scouts


Trooper Waddell was serving with 2/1st Lovat Scouts when he stopped at the tea room on Peterborough East Station on 5 September 1916.  He was stationed at Herringfleet Camp, Lowestoft.

Lewis was born in Belfast, County Down in 1890, and later lived in Edinburgh.  He enlisted in Edinburgh on 2 January 1915, and joined the 1st Reserve Lovat Scouts.  He gave his address as 31 Bruntsfield Avenue, Edinburgh and  was a jeweller working for G & J Lewis, Frederick Street, Edinburgh.  In September 1916, he transferred to the 3rd Battalion Cameron Highlanders and on the 24th of the month was posted to Salonica with the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force.  After two years’ service with the Cameron Highlanders he was transferred to the Royal Irish Fusiliers on 3 October 1916.  In June 1917, he was admitted to hospital suffering from malaria.  He transferred to the 10th Battalion Queens Own Cameron Highlanders in November 1917.  On 29 June 1918 he travelled to France from Greece and served with the British Expeditionary Force in France from 30 June 1918.  In December 1918, he was admitted to Etaples Hospital with malaria and invalided back to the UK in April 1919 to The Lady Forester Hospital, Much Wenlock, Shropshire.  He was discharged on 26 May 1919.  He gave his address for pay as 14 Viewforth Square, Edinburgh.

After the war Lewis resumed his occupation as a jeweller in Edinburgh and he registered his silver mark with the Edinburgh Assay Office on the 11 October 1929 and was listed as a manufacturing jeweller of Shandwick Place, Edinburgh.

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