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Albert LEVY

Regimental number505
Place of birthAscot Vale Victoria
ReligionJewish
OccupationWarehouseman
AddressSt Kilda, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, Jacob Levy, 3 Park Street, St Kilda, Victoria
Enlistment date10 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name39th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/56/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 27 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll39th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 3 December 1917

FateKilled in Action 29 March 1918
Place of burialMericourt L'Abbe Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot II, Row F, Grave No. 7), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
131
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Jacob and Eva LEVY, 51 Punt road, Windsor, Melbourne
Medals

Military Medal

'Near WARNETON, during a raid on the enemy on night 30th November, 1st December, this N.C.O. showed dashing and conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He was the Sergeant in charge of the right blocking party. He was one of the first to enter the enemy trenches and his example of courage, determination and complete control of his men while under heavy fire helped largely in the success of the operation. He was also one of the last to leave the enemy's trenches and assisted the bringing in of the wounded. Strength of raiding party - 4 officers and 82 other ranks.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 110
Date: 25 July 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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