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Pte Levi Marks Regt # 2961
Donated by
William Anderson, CD
Master Seaman
Canadian Navy

 

No. 2961, Pte Levi Marks (brother of Pte Chesley Marks) was born 2nd Nov 1896 in Path End (Burin) Nfld, son of Charles and Sarah Marks.
Enlisted in the 1st Bn B.E.F. Newfoundland Regiment 17th July 1916 at the age of 19 yrs, Sandy Point (Burin) Nfld. Dark hair, 5' 9" 149lbs.
Assigned to 3rd Battalion - C Company, 12 Platoon.
Embarked St. John's on S.S. Sicilian for UK, 28th ?? 1916.
Embarked for B.E.F. Southampton, England, 30th Nov 1916.
Disembarked 1st Dec 1916 and joined Battalion 12th Dec 1916.
Theatre of operation was listed as France.
Posted as Missing In Action 14th Apr 1917 and presumed dead for official purposes 17th Nov 1917.
Next of Kin notified of No. 2961, Pte Levi Marks, Missing 14th April via telegram from J.R. Bennett, Colonial Secretary 13th May 1917.
KIA Battle of Monchy-Le-Preux, France near Arras 14th Apr 1917 at the tender age of 21 yrs.

Remembered with Honour, Beaumont-Hamel (Newfoundland) Memorial Somme, France.

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