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Levy, Maitland Benn (1893–1918)

from Voice of the North (NSW)

Captain Maitland Levy, the eldest boy and the pride of the Septimus Levy family, was a captain in the Irish Guards, and he won the Military Cross at Passchendaele a year ago. And then he was shot dead. He was another exemplar of the fact that Jews are the bravest and best of soldiers when they put their mind to it. The tragedy in his case was that he never need have joined up in the first instance—he was constitutionally delicate, and was turned down by a dozen doctors before he found one sufficiently complaisant to pass him. And, again, he need not have returned to the line after his first spell of fighting, which ended in a dose of trench fever. Douglas, the second boy, enlisted in the A.I.F., and had risen to corporal's rank when his brother died. The C.O. of the regiment then asked the A.I.F. authorities for him to fill Maitland's place. It was a unique tribute to the dead youngster. —Sydney ''Bulletin."

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'Levy, Maitland Benn (1893–1918)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 20 October 2020.

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