LEVICK, Arthur Lascalles

Captain, 3rd Bn. attd. 6th Bn., King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.

Born

April 1893.
Only son of Mr. John Alexander Levick and Mrs. Laura Ellen Levick.

Education

Blundell's School, He arrived first at the age of 9yrs 5mo in September 1903; a “Petergate” boy, but left in Summer 1906, returning to Blundell’s in April 1907. He played in the first XV and his Rugby “Forward character” reads – “A very genuine hard working forward, always in the front of the scrum.” He left school at Christmas 1912.

Family Homes

In 1903 his family home was Bankside, Tiverton, but by 1907 the family were at Natal Bank, St. Swithin’s Lane, London E.C. During his service his family had moved to Hill Top, Richmond, Natal, South Africa.

Service

At the outbreak of the war, he was at the McGill College, Montreal. He came to England at once and joined the King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. In August 1915, after six months of training, he went over to France. He was promoted to Captain in the KOYLI but in September 1915 was reported as missing and was later declared to have been killed.

Death

15th September 1916, aged 22.
He died on while leading his men in an attack East of Delville Wood, Somme, France.

Burial/Commemoration

Grave XII. I. 10, Delville Wood Cemetery .

Memorial

His headstone is at 50°01’26.6” N 002°28’55.8”E.
The family chose to have the inscription “In loving memory, of our only son, who in honour and duty, gave his life.”

Research

Commonwealth War Graves Commission - www.cwgc.org
The National Archives, Public Records Office, Kew WO 339/44652 and Medal rolls WO 372/12
“The Register of Blundell's School, Part II 1882 – 1932” (1932) MAHOOD, A.S., Ed. Entry No.4952 and No 5186
Cemeteries & Memorials in Belgium & Northern France (2004) Commonwealth War Graves Commission. 25/497
Field visit (JEA & GRY 30/7/2006)

 

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