|From the Burnt Records.
Born at Pattishall, aged 21 years 5months when he enlisted on 15th Dec. 1916. He had married Lilian Emily Curtis on 2nd Aug 1915 and had a daughter Frances Emily. He was 5' 6½" tall and weighed 123lbs, with chest 34" (2" expansion), worked in the shoe trade and was living at 39 Vine Yard, Irthlingborough, but moved to 55 Midland Road, Rushden.
His parents lived at 12 Queen Street, Irthlingborough, and he had a brother and 3 sisters. His grandmother was Mary Labrum of Pattishall.
|The Rushden Echo Friday 30 August 1918, transcribed by Nicky Bates
In loving memory of Pte Lewis Payne, of Queen's Royal West Surrey Regt., who died of wounds, August 26, 1917.
We never knew what pain he had,
We never saw him die;
We only knew he passed away
And never said Good-bye.
From his sorrowing wife and child.