E W Lewis : Rugby Player

Discussion in 'Sportsmen & women' started by Dolphin, Jan 19, 2010.

  1. Dolphin

    Dolphin New Member

    This is one of a series of posts to mark the international Rugby players who served in, and survived, The Great War. If anyone has further information on the men concerned, I’d be most grateful if it could be added to the thread.


    This one is a real mystery man. Apparently a serving British soldier who somehow played for France. Presumably he would have served in the Great War.

    Lewis, E W played for France

    Internationals: 1 : 1906 E-

    E W Lewis was born on 1 July 1875

    Played as a Centre for: Le Havre

    Profession: British Army


    War service: N/k
  2. robco

    robco Member

    This is the entry on Scrum.com.
    Ernest Lewis
    Full name : Ernest William Lewis
    Born : July 28, 1876, Cardiff
    Died : date unknown, Ennery
    Major teams : France
    Position : Centre
    Weight : 202 lb
    He played for Inter-Nos in the 1894 French Championship final against Stade Francais in which Stade won 18-0. He is noted as becoming a Colonel in the British Army by French rugby historians.

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