Ajax Veterans Street Dedication: Lewin Crescent
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- Street Name: Lewin Crescent
Name of Veteran: Edgar D. G. Lewin Aug. 9, 1912-Nov. 24, 1983
Rank: Lieutenant, Seaplane Pilot
Ship Served: HMS Ajax
Date of Service on Ship: 1939
Year of Visit/Dedication: n/a
Veteran or Family Visit: n/a
Veteran of the Battle of the River Plate: Yes
Died at Battle: No
Born Edgar Duncan Goodenough Lewin on August 9, 1912 he rose to the rank of Lieutenant while in service to HMS Ajax. Lieutenant Lewin was the pilot of the Ajax aircraft which spotted the Graf Spee when she was first scuttled. He received the Distinguished Service Cross award for his actions during the Battle of the River Plate.
In the Daily Herald from February 23, 1940 Edgar is described as having been “catapulted after the action had started when the air-worthiness of his aircraft was in doubt”.
Edgar continued his career with the Royal Navy and rose to the rank of Captain. He was Captain of HMS Glory when she started her third patrol on December 15, 1952 off the coast of Korea during the Korean War.
Edgar also received the Distinguished Service Order and the Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire award (C.B.E.).
Edgar died on November 24, 1983 at the age of seventy one.
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