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Nathan Neville Levene "Nat"

Born:
1892
Died:
9 Av 5676 (08 August 1916)

Basic Information

Unique reference:
LEV4465
Gender:
Male

Birth

Date of birth:
1892
Place of birth:
Blackpool

Death

Date of death:
9 Av 5676 (08 August 1916)
Died in combat?:
Yes
Place of death:
Somme
Cause of death:
Killed in Action
Burial place:
Thiepval Memorial

Places

Addresses

Family home:
258 Hornby Road, Blackpool (1911)

Other Organisations

Name:
Hebrew Benevolent Society
Significance:
Treasurer
Name:
Jewish Literary and Social Society
Name:
Grand Order of Israel
Name:
Blackpool Talmud Torah
Date:
1908
Significance:
Treasurer

Synagogues

Name:
Springfield Road Synagogue, Blackpool
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The Fallen: Sec.-Lieut. N. N. Levene

Mr Lewis Levene, of 258 Hornby Road Blackpool has received a letter from Lieut.-Col E. Fagan informing him that his son, 2nd Lieut N.N. Levene, King's Liverpool Regt. was killed in action on the 9th inst. The Colonel adds: "Your son was a good and plucky officer and I much regret his loss". The deceased officer was by twenty-four years of age, and stood 6ft. 2in high. Well known and highly appreciated throughout the Hebrew community in Blackpool, he was also very popular in his regiment. He received his commission in November 1914, when the battalion was billetted in Blackpool: and went to the front in December last. His brother, Dr Leon Levene, is the Medical Officer of a battalion of the Lancashire Fusiliers in France.
As a friend of the late Lieut. Nat. Neville Levene of Blackpool, I wish to pay my tribute to his memory. By his death the Blackpool Jewish community has been deprived of its most popular and respected member of the younger generation. We all loved him for his amiable disposition and noble character. His active interests in the various local institutions was most useful to the Jewish life of Blackpool, both socially and intellectually. Following the example of his father and his late mother, he was strongly attached to the synagogue. The Benevolent Society benefited greatly by the good work he did on its behalf. He was keenly interested in the Literary Society, which used to appreciate his lectures and the lively part he took in debates. The Grand Order of Israel had in him a staunch member.
Though quite young and possessed of ample means, he was no a seeker after pleasure for its own sake, but was rather inclined to the quieter pursuits of life, and divided his time between business and study, principally the latter. Lieut. Levene was unselfish and tactful, a personality and commanded the respect of the young and admiration of the old. The country's call for men was soon responded to by the young Levene in 1914. He sacrificed his all for the country he loved. The idealist and scholar turned into a warrior and undaunted his gave his life to the cause which he believed was right and just.

Family

Siblings

Parents

Father: Lewis Levene (male)
Mother: Ray Levene (female)

Homefront

Military Record

Military service:
Army
Date enlisted/conscripted:
1914
Date discharged/death:
08 August 1916
Rank at discharge/death:
Second Lieutenant
Assignments
Regiment:
King's Own (Liverpool) Regiment
Battalion/unit:
8th Battalion
Campaigns:
Somme

Roll of Honour

N. N. LEVENE, 08 August 1916

Commonwealth Graves Commission

Rank:
Second Lieutenant
Date of Death:
08/08/1916
Age:
Regiment / service:
1st/8th Bn., The King's (Liverpool Regiment)
Cemetery:
Grave reference:
Pier and Face 1 D 8 B and 8 C.
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