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Edgar LEVETT

Regimental number3659
Place of birthKersbrook South Australia
ReligionProtestant
OccupationFarmer
AddressKersbrook, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinMother, Mrs Levett, Kersbrook, South Australia
Enlistment date29 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameInfantry Brigade 7, Field Ambulance 7, Section B
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/50/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 31 May 1915
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT Clan Mcewan on 28 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Field Ambulance
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

MSM


Recommendation date: 3 October 1916

FateReturned to Australia 10 September 1917
Medals

Military Medal

'This man has done exceptionally good all round work since the Unit arrived in FRANCE, and especially on the SOMME where he was a fine example to his comrades in courage and fortitude. On one occasion at POZIERES on 28th July, 1916, he went out under heavy shell fire and dressed a badly wounded man, stopping the haemorrhage with a tourniquet, and then carried him in.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

Family/military connectionsBrothers: 28 Pte Charles Roy LEVETT, 3rd Australian General Hospital, returned to Australia, 30 April 1919; 3659 Lance Corporal Edgar LEVETT MM, 7th Field Ambulance, returned to Australia, 10 September 1917; 12203 Gunner Thomas LEVETT, 6th Field Artillery Brigade, returned to Australia, 18 July 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death10 July 1951
Place of burialWest Terrace Cemetery

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