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Remembered Today:

L Cpl. M.H.T.T Levinge, 4th Bn. 3rd NZ (Rifle) Brigade


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Remembered today: Lance Corporal Marcus Henry Tenison Tuite Levinge, 4th Battalion 3rd New Zealand (Rifle) Brigade. KIA, aged 25, on 17 March 1917 and buried in the Berks Cemetery Extension.

Marcus, the only son of Dr Henry Mark Levinge and Jessie nee Ness, was born in NZ on 28 May 1891 and was learning sheep farming at Gisborne prior to enlistment. He left NZ in 1916, spent six weeks in Egypt then did a term at Sling Camp before going to the front.

Marcus was in the line opposite Messines in the Douve sector when he was killed, aged 25, on 17 March 1917 and is buried in the Berks Cemetery Extension. A comrade wrote to the family -

"We appreciated to the full his soldierly qualities and unselfish nature, as he was so keen and patriotic. …… To die in the front-line trench is honourable to the last degree and he was killed instantaneously, being struck by a piece of shell in the right forehead."

JP

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RIP brave man never to be forgotten.

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