Lewis Joseph KIMBER

Lewis Joseph Kimber Photo:
Australian War Memorial
Birthplace
England
Resided
Toowoomba
Occupation
Professional Soldier
Enlisted
08-November-1915
Place
Brisbane
Age
35
Status
Married
Service No
N/N
Rank
Captain
Unit
31st Battalion, Headquarters
Embarked
09-November-1915
Place
Melbourne
Active Service
Egypt, Western Front
Highest rank
N/A
Honours and Awards
No
Fate
Returned to Australia
November 1917
Notes

Lewis Kimber arrived in Egypt in December 1915 where he transferred to the newly-raised 46th Battalion in March 1916. He landed in France in August and was seconded as Adjutant of the Australian Base Depot. In December he contracted bronchitis and was admitted to Liverpool Merchants Hospital, re-joining his unit in France in March 1917. On 11 April during an attack at Bullecourt he was severely wounded in his right hip and foot. He was hospitalised in Rouen where his leg had to be amputated. He was invalided to Australia in November.

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