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Charles Levin

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Charles AWMM
  • Surname
    Levin AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Chas AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 630221 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion
    Jewish AWMM

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    27 March 1922 AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    • 115 Benson Road, Remuera, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • 115 Benson Road, Remuera, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • Mrs Annie Levin (mother), 34 Merivale Avenue, Epsom, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Mrs Annie Jolson (mother), 13 Pukehana Avenue, Epsom, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • Pacific AWMM
    • Vella Lavella AWMM
    • New Hebrides AWMM
    • New Caledonia AWMM
    • 07 Aug 1942-9 February 1943 Guadalcanal AWMM
    • Solomon Islands Campaign AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 630221 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Hospitalised with malaria 3 times AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Hospitalised scorpian bite AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      On return to New Zealand spent 4 weeks in hospital AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Only son of David Levin, who died very young, and Annie Levin. Annie later remarried, Harry Jolson.

    Husband of Valda Jacobs married in March 1948 and had two children, son David and daughter Judith.

    Served in New Zealand 2.5 years; then the Pacific 1.5 years and the Middle East 1.5 years.

    In the Middle East he was based outside Cairo, as Base Sergeant Major. Whilst there he was temporarily attached to a South African Provost Company.

    The war in Europe ended and he was retrained for the jungle in South East Asia.

    He started his own business, Elvin Clothing with the help of his stepfather, Harry Jolson, making pyjamas for Farmers and children's clothing for Caro & Jarrett.

    He was a Justice of the Peace in 1965 and served as a Court sitting JP from 1975 for 25 years.

    He was interviewed for the Jewish Oral History Project. New Zealand Jewish Soldiers Project, biographical histories, family visits by Evelyn Jaffe, Auckland War Memorial Museum AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    12 February 2011 AWMM
    Age 88 AWMM
    AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Purewa Cemetery and Crematorium, Meadowbank, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM Ashes Block Z Row 1B Plot 20 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death Notice: New Zealand Herald, 14 February 2011 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Roll of Honour, Auckland Jewish Community, WW2, Auckland Hebrew Congregation, 108 Greys Avenue, Auckland AWMM

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Purewa Cemetery and Crematorium records
    http://www.purewa.co.nz/search.asp
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 11 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1943 to 30th June, 1943). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 11: WW2 76 AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 15 (Embarkations from 1st January, 1945 to 31st December, 1945). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 15: WW2 82 AWMM
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