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Rupert Nathaniel Levi

Born:
1887
Died:
1959

Basic Information

Unique reference:
LEV3585
Gender:
Male

Birth

Date of birth:
1887
Place of birth:
St Kilda, Melbourne

Death

Date of death:
1959
Died in combat?:
Yes
Place of death:
Melbourne

Places

Schools

Name:
Melbourne Church of England Grammar School
Name:
Melbourne University

Other Organisations

Name:
Melbourne University Rifles
Significance:
Lieutenant - 50th Infantry Battalion
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Short Military Career

He applied for a commission in January 1916 and embarked as a lieutenant with the 23rd Infantry Battalion on the 4th of April 1916. He was in France by June but his was to be an extraordinarily short war. On July 6th 1916
his commanding officer wrote to Brigadier General Gellibrand that Levi was “not fit to command Australian soldiers in the field” and recommended that he be returned to Australia. Shortly after this, on 23 July, he was “accidentally injured”, but not seriously. He was transferred to AIF headquarters in London, but his services were “no longer required” and he shipped back to Australia in September. His appointment with the AIF was terminated in December 1916.

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Family

Spouse

Marjorie Bernhard Smith (female)
Other surname / Maiden name:
Levi

Siblings

Parents

Father: Joseph Levi (male)
Mother: Katherine Selina Levi "Kate" (female)

Military Record

Military service:
Australian Military
Date enlisted/conscripted:
24 March 1916
Date discharged/death:
06 July 1916
Rank at discharge/death:
Lieutenant
Assignments
Regiment:
Australian Infantry Forces
Battalion/unit:
23rd Battalion
Posting:
France

Other Occupations

Type of employment:
Solicitor
Position:
Commissioner
Organisation:
Supreme Court of Victoria

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