Frederick Walter Levett (1883-1915)

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Frederick Walter Levett

Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:

LEVETT, FREDERICK WALTER.Drummer. No 8277. 2nd Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment. Born Cumberland Street, London, in January, 1883. Son of Alfred William and Caroline Levett, 9 Commercial Square, Huddersfield. Educated St. Paul's Church School, Huddersfield. Employed as a woollen minder. Single. Enlisted in January, 1905. Killed in action at St. Julien, Belgium, on 23.4.1915, aged 32 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated MENIN GATE MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.
His parents received the following letter from Private George Brummett who was in hospital in Leicester, 'I was drafted out to the 2nd Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment on February 17th and joined them in Belgium. Your son was in the same Company as I was and I soon got to know him as he was so highly respected and well known to everybody. I told him my parents had removed and now lived in South Street, Huddersfield and we used to talk about what we would do when we got home. He said he would show me round. He was known as Dusty in the Company, he was such a jolly lad. I was quite close to him, about 4.30pm on April 23rd, when we advanced to certain death with the Canadians and other Regiments. Fred and I were right in the front of it all. As you know he was Major Berthon's (our Company Officer's) servant and I had to help with him as the Major was severely wounded. As I was jumping over the parapet of a trench we had captured, Fred yelled out "Good lad Brian" to me and I laughed back and that was the last I saw of him. I think he was hit with a bullet near that spot and killed instantly. That afternoon we had 600 casualties in our Battalion and I lost some good pals that day.'
ROH:- St. Paul's Church, Southgate, Huddersfield; Almondbury War Memorial.

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