Thursday, March 19, 2015

E Levitt, Royal Navy

Chailey Parish Magazine notes E Levitt only once and only briefly. He does not appear in any of the monthly roll call listings of local serving men but he does feature in the August 1919 edition. There, in describing the peace celebrations in the village, E Levitt is noted as having come second in the 100 yards hurdles for sailors. Stephen King came first and one of the Tapp brothers – (probably Ashley Tapp) – came third.

The National Archives notes a 213891 Ernest Ralph Levitt born in Icklesham, Sussex on 1st January 1886 and indeed, this is the only E Levitt noted on the Seamen's database for WW1.  This is possibly the same man who came second in the 1919 hurdles race but if it was, he did well for a 33-year old. I know nothing more about this man.

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