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Charles Edward Levett

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Portrait from In Memoriam, 1914-1918 [Wanganui Collegiate School], 1919[?] - No known copyright restrictions
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Charles Edward AWMM
  • Surname
    Levett AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    16310 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion
    C of E Public - John Charles Levett - Other relative - 20 June 2018 - Family religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
    17/05/1888 Public - John Charles Levett - Other relative - 20 June 2018 - Family records
  • Place of birth
    Kiwitea Public - John Charles Levett - Other relative - 20 June 2018 - Family records
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    • Unknown AWMM Ratanui, Kiwitea, Feilding, New Zealand AWMM
    • Ratanui, Kiwitea, Fielding, NZ Public - John Charles Levett - Other relative - 20 June 2018 - Family home
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    C.A.J. Levett (father), Kiwitea, Feilding, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Single Public - John Charles Levett - Other relative - 20 June 2018 - Family records-was engaged to be married after the war but never returned

Service

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  • War
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  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    16310 AWMM
  • Military service
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Training and Enlistment

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Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Charles A. J. and Helen R. Levett, of Ranfurly Road, Feilding.

    "Killed in action on March 30th, 1918, while fighting in Palestine, left School in 1907 after five years here. He was never distinguished as an athlete, though at all times extremely popular. After leaving he served in the 6th Manawatu Mounted Rifles for some years, exhibiting great keenness in military affairs generally. He was in the Shooting VIII. during his last year here, and eager to enlist in the early stages of the war. He had, however, to wait until his father returned from England, and left New Zealand finally with the 16th Reinforcements as a trooper, being drafted on arrival in Egypt to the 16th New Zealand Company of the Imperial Camel Corps, which distinguished itself in the capture of Beersheba and Gaza. He was promoted to Sergeant on the field, and killed at Amonan, 25 miles east of the Jordan, being buried by an old friend and school-fellow." (In Memoriam, 1914-1918 [Wanganui Collegiate School])

    Moeraki then transhipped to "Mooltan" at Sydney for Suez. AWMM
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Death

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  • Death
    30 March 1918 AWMM
    Age 29 AWMM
    PalestineMiddle East AWMM
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  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Damascus Commonwealth War Cemetery, Syria AWMM D.113. AWMM
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Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • In Memoriam, 1914-1918. (1919).Wanganui, N.Z.: Collegiate School. AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1917). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      38: 3 AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2015). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-3). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 1: Includes portrait AWMM

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20 June 2018John Charles LevettTimaru, NZOther relative