Hawkwell Road to be named after serviceman Aaron Lewis

Echo: Hawkwell Road to be named after hero son: Clements Gate road named in memory of fallen serviceman Aaron Lewis Hawkwell Road to be named after hero son: Clements Gate road named in memory of fallen serviceman Aaron Lewis

A NEW road is to be named after a heroic south Essex soldier who was killed serving in Afghanistan.

Aaron Lewis Close, part of the Clements Gate Development, in Hawkwell, will be named in the fallen serviceman’s honour at a special ceremony on March 14.

The initiative is part of a Government scheme to name new roads in memory of soldiers killed in the line of duty.

Aaron, 26, from Rochford, was fatally wounded when the gun position he was commanding came under attack in 2008.

The Echo contacted developer David Wilson Homes to suggest the idea of naming a road after Lt Lewis, and Rochford District Council confirmed the plan last July .

Helen Lewis, Aaron’s mother, said: “We are very proud.

It is a very fitting tribute to him and all his friends and family will be there on the day to remember him.”

Lt Lewis was killed while serving with the 29 Commando Regiment of the Royal Artillery in Afghanistan.

Tory MP for Rayleigh and Wickford Mark Francois, who is also Armed Forces Minister, will be present at the ceremony, in which a memorial to Lt Lewis will also be unveiled.

Mrs Lewis added: “It will be nice to think that long after we are gone, the road will still be there and his memory will live on.”

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11:49am Mon 3 Feb 14

AliciaSS says...

Absolutely brilliant. What a wonderful memory!
Absolutely brilliant. What a wonderful memory! AliciaSS

1:17pm Mon 3 Feb 14

Jack222 says...

Against the idea in principle.

It's propaganda to make us try and forget that the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan were of questionable legality and morality and both of which achieved exactly nothing.
Against the idea in principle. It's propaganda to make us try and forget that the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan were of questionable legality and morality and both of which achieved exactly nothing. Jack222

1:20pm Mon 3 Feb 14

The Stinker Returns says...

AliciaSS wrote:
Absolutely brilliant. What a wonderful memory!
Much more wonderful if he was still alive and had no road named after him. Also, agree with Jack's comment
[quote][p][bold]AliciaSS[/bold] wrote: Absolutely brilliant. What a wonderful memory![/p][/quote]Much more wonderful if he was still alive and had no road named after him. Also, agree with Jack's comment The Stinker Returns

1:36pm Mon 3 Feb 14

You'dfeelbetterforknowingthat says...

Jack222 wrote:
Against the idea in principle.

It's propaganda to make us try and forget that the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan were of questionable legality and morality and both of which achieved exactly nothing.
Oh so right, what has been achieved by all those deaths? nothing, it was a purely political war, on so called terror, a terrible waste of some of the finest service personnel.
[quote][p][bold]Jack222[/bold] wrote: Against the idea in principle. It's propaganda to make us try and forget that the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan were of questionable legality and morality and both of which achieved exactly nothing.[/p][/quote]Oh so right, what has been achieved by all those deaths? nothing, it was a purely political war, on so called terror, a terrible waste of some of the finest service personnel. You'dfeelbetterforknowingthat

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