Abraham Levene

Alias Abraham Dave Levene; served as David Conroy
Born 1892
Place Russia (information from parents); Glasgow, Scotland (enlistment)
Ethnic origin Jewish
Religion Jewish
Father Samuel Levene
Mother Janey Levene
Residence before arrival at Australia Studied at Queen's Walk School, Nottingham
Arrived at Australia on about 1910
Residence before enlistment Sydney
Occupation Bush worker and general labourer
Naturalisation Enlisted as natural born British subject

Service #1

Service number 708
Enlisted 27.08.1914
Place of enlistment Kensington, NSW
Unit 4th Battalion
Rank Private
Place Gallipoli, 1915
Casualties WIA 1915
Final fate KIA 23.07.1915
Cemetery 31 Shrapnel Valley Cemetery Anzac, Gallipoli


Blog article



From Russian Anzacs in Australian History:

The very first contingent [...] -- this First Fleet of the new Australian nationhood -- left Australian waters in early November 1914 with at least 12 Russians: the Finns Baer and Hiltunen, the ethnic Russians Arn, Kamishansky, Sast and Sindeeff, the Polish-born Markowicz and Watson, the Jews Zander and Levene, and the Russian-born Englishmen Ball and Dyson.

[...] tragic was the fate of Abraham Levene, the young Jewish man from Russia who had grown up in England: wounded soon after the landing [at Gallipoli], he recovered and rejoined his unit only to be killed a few weeks later.