Category: Military
Rank: Company Sergeant Major
Regiment or Ship: Queen’s Own Royal West Kent Regiment
Service Number(s): GS/8569
Occupation: Domestic Gardener
Date of Birth: 1891
Place of Birth: Wittersham, Kent
Date of Death: 31.07.1917
Place of Death: Belgium Place of Burial / Memorials:

Godewaersvelde British Cemetery I.A.32.

Address: 4 Brooklyn Road, Seaford, Sussex

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Family Information

Parents:          John and Charlotte Levitt.

Siblings:         Alfred Arthur (11893-1982); Frederick Richard, born 1896; Thomas Edward (1899-1978)

In 1911 John and family were living in Catsfield but, at the time of George’s death, had moved to Ninfield.

George married Mary Isabel Martin in 1916 at Newhaven.  No child from this union can be found.

First World War Experience

We do not know when George enlisted but he was killed on Tuesday, 31st July 1917 – aged just 26.  He is remembered on the Ninfield War Memorial as well as in the British Cemetery in Belgium. The inscription on his headstone in Belgium reads:- 

“I am the Resurrection and the Life.”

George was awarded the Military Medal and details of the background to this award can be found in the archives in Kew.  He was also awarded the Victory Medal and the British War Medal.

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