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Samuel Ley

Born:
1873
Died:
1927

Basic Information

Unique reference:
LEY2102
Other surname:
Levy
Gender:
Male

Birth

Date of birth:
1873
Place of birth:
Russia

Death

Date of death:
1927
Died in combat?:
No

Places

Addresses

Family home:
57 Highbury Quadrant (1911)
Family home:
154 High Street Clapham (1917)
Family home:
119 Park Lane Clissold Park (1919)

Synagogues

Name:
Dalston Synagogue
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Pauline's Letter to the 'Officer in Commands', 1917

"To the officer in Commands, I am making an application to know if it is possible to have m husband transferred from France now on active service there...

...I have been left with eight children, five of which are boys, four going to school. They are getting over bearing and need a father's hand...

... My husband is 45 years old, do you think it possible for him to get some duty nearer home. I may also add that my husband joined voluntarily."

(http://www.stockwellwarmemorial.org/samuel-levy-2/)

War Office response to Pauline's letter

"I am directed to inform you that if you husband is desirous, on account of age, of being posted to a Home Service unit, he must make an application to him Commanding officer. I am afraid he cannot be brought home to look after his children."

(http://www.stockwellwarmemorial.org/samuel-levy-2/)

Home visit

The Army Pay Office asked an 'E.G. Potter' to investigate. Visitors judged Pauline's home to be "nicely kept" and said the children were "well cared for." Pauline was not forthcoming enough on why she found the children unmanageable, merely telling her visitors that "with as many boys, her husband ought to have a chance to work in England."

They talked to the headmaster of the boys' school, who had no complaints and said the boys were not naughty. He had noticed no change in their behaviour when Samuel went to war. #

However, the general feeling was that Mrs Levy was a "superior woman and one who should have every consideration."

http://www.stockwellwarmemorial.org/samuel-levy-2/

Family

Spouse

Pauline Neuberger (female)
Other surname / Maiden name:
Levy
Place of marriage:
Dalston Synagogue
Country of marriage:
UK

Children

Lionel Levy (male)
Doris Levy (female)
Lester Gustavus Levy (male)
Aubrey Douglas Levy (male)
Gladys Roselene Levy (female)
Gerald Clifford Jules Levy (male)
Stanley Henry Levy (male)
Marcelle Levy (female)

Military Record

Military service:
Labour Corp
Military record no.:
404122 / 26076
Date enlisted/conscripted:
1917
Date discharged/death:
03 March 1919
Rank at discharge/death:
Private
Sustained injuries:
Neurasthenia, aggravated by war
Assignments
Regiment:
Royal West Kent Regiment
Medals:
19-14 Medal
Regiment:
Royal Engineers Labour Corp
Posting:
France

Other Occupations

Type of employment:
Tailors Cutter

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