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William FitzGerald Levin

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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
    William FitzGerald AWMM
  • Surname
    Levin AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    11/787 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Greatford, Rangitikei, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Zoe Charlotte Levin (wife), Rawhitiroa, Greatford, Rangitikei, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 14 December 1914 AWMM Married AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    11/787 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM WellingtonNew Zealand AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Wounded at Gallipoli on 18 December 1915; died 8 days later at Alexandria on December 25th. AWMM
    • Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Son of William Hort and Amy Levin (née Fitzgerald).

      Husband of Zoe Charlotte Levin (née Johnston).

      Attended

      Brother-in-law of Captain Octavius Ralph Featherston Johnston, who was killed in action on 1 July 1916, at Fricourt, France.

      Gained commission as Major on 21 November 1914 (Studholme 1928).

      Major Levin was the Beach Commandant on Anzac Cove

      "Was at School from 1889 to 1895. After leaving Oxford he joined the Militia, and was shortly afterwards transferred to the 1st Dragoon Guards. He left New Zealand with the 2nd Reinforcements, in charge of the mounted men, with whom he served for some time, afterwards being on Staff duty with Generals Russell and Birdwood. He had the misfortune to get wounded within an hour of the evacuation on December 18th, 1915, and died in hospital early on Christmas morning." (In Memoriam, 1914-1918 [Wanganui Collegiate School]) AWMM
    • Brother-in-law of Brigadier Francis Earl Johnston who was killed by sniper fire at Bailleul France 7 August 1917 Public - Peter Charles - Other Relative - 4 May 2015 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_Earl_Johnston
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    25 December 1915 AWMM
    Age 36 AWMM
    AlexandriaLower Egypt AWMM
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  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt AWMM G 122 AWMM
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  • I have referenced my website with my Grandfather's short biography.\ It has among copies of family held letters a photo of W F G Levin taken at Walkers Ridge which I suggest is more appropriate than on this website.
    Public - Peter Charles - Other Relative - 24 April 2015

Sources

Sources

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  • Documents
    • Studholme, J. (1928). New Zealand Expeditionary Force record of personal services during the war of officers, nurses, and first-class warrant officers, and other facts relating to the N.Z.E.F. : unofficial but based on official records. Wellington, N.Z.: Government Printer. AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Vol1: 415 AWMM
    • Studholme, J. (1928). New Zealand Expeditionary Force record of personal services during the war of officers, nurses, and first-class warrant officers, and other facts relating to the N.Z.E.F. : unofficial but based on official records. Wellington, N.Z.: Government Printer. AWMM
      Studholme, J. (1928). p. 184. AWMM
    • Stowers, R. (2005). Bloody Gallipoli: the New Zealanders' story. Auckland, N.Z.: David Bateman. 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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24 April 2015Peter CharlesWaikatoOther Relative