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Philip Sidney Levy

Born:
18 Tishri 5653 (09 October 1892)
Died:
11 Kislev 5677 (06 December 1916)

Basic Information

Unique reference:
LEV6111
Gender:
Male

Birth

Date of birth:
18 Tishri 5653 (09 October 1892)
Place of birth:
London

Death

Date of death:
11 Kislev 5677 (06 December 1916)
Died in combat?:
Yes
Place of death:
Beaumont-Hamel
Cause of death:
Killed in Action
Burial place:
Ancre British Cemetery, Beaumont-Hamel

Places

Addresses

Family Home:
16 Heber Road, London (1911)

Schools

Name:
Tenison's Grammar School
Year started:
1906
Year left:
1908

Other Organisations

Name:
Freemason: Hemming Lodge
Date:
16 March 1916
Significance:
Member
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Tenison's Roll of Honour Entry

Philip Levy was the son of Mr. Sim Levy of Abdulla's, the famous tobacco firm, and was only twenty-four at the time of his death. He was at Tenison's 1906-'08 and although only a comparatively short time with us, he showed himself a lad of great ability and promise with a charming personality and great strength of character. We remember him chiefly for his ever-ready smile, while his happy disposition made him a general favourite at school. He was for some years at Abdulla's in the Secretary's office and both the principals and the staff of the firm manifested great interest in his career, and are deeply moved by his tragic end. Phil was a Freemason, a member of the Hemming Lodge and was "raised" at the Sir Walter Raleigh Lodge (of which his father is a member) last May. He joined the Hon. Artillery Company in November 1915 and left for the front on September 29th, 1916. He was killed on December 6th, 1916. The manner of his death was as follows and is given in the words of his Company Commander, by whose side he was killed: "He was killed instantaneously, whilst acting as one of my guides. This post demands courage, determination and presence of mind."

Family

Siblings

Hannah Levy (female)

Parents

Father: Simeon Levy (male)
Mother: Esther Levy (female)

Military Record

Military service:
Army
Military record no.:
4962
Date enlisted/conscripted:
10 November 1915
Date discharged/death:
06 December 1916
Rank at discharge/death:
Private
Assignments
Regiment:
Honourable Artillery Company
Battalion/unit:
2nd

Roll of Honour

P. S. LEVY, 06 December 1916

Commonwealth Graves Commission

Rank:
Private
Date of Death:
06/12/1916
Age:
24
Regiment / service:
2nd Bn., Honourable Artillery Company
Cemetery:
Ancre British Cemetery, Beaumont-hamel
Grave reference:
VIII. E. 13.
Additional information:

Other Occupations

Type of employment:
Secretary Office
Organisation:
Abdulla Co Ltd.

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