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Capt Edward Winchester Levings
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Birth: Jan. 16, 1902
New South Wales, Australia
Death: May 17, 1947

Casualty of WWII, Edward served with 3 Anti Tank Regiment RAA attached Australian Army Medical Corps,M.B., Ch.M. ~ Service No:NX70155. He was awarded the OBE for his life-saving medical work amongst prisoners of war whilst himself held captive in North Africa 1941-1945.

He was 45 and the son of Edward and Katherine Annie (nee Winchester)Levings. He left a widow, Enid Levings of Maroubra.

"Capt. LEVINGS, an Australian surgeon, was taken prisoner in North Africa in April, 1941 during operations against the enemy. From April till August, 1941, together with the assistance of Major BINNS and other members of the 2/8 Australian Field Ambulance, this officer worked self sacrificingly under most difficult and dangerous conditions at all hours of the day and night. Notwithstanding the fact that there was no x-ray equipment, an acute shortage of medical supplies and little co-operation was received from the Italians, this officer performed many intricate operations and was undoubtedly responsible for saving many British lives. For his outstanding service to his fellow men and his great devotion to duty, it is recommended that he be made an officer of the Order of the British Empire."

3/1/1946 O.B.E. Award confirmed by HIS MAJESTY THE KING.
The Sydney Morning Herald - Thursday, 20 December 1945
"CANBERRA. Wednesday - Captain Edward Winchester Levings has been awarded the O.B.E. for his work among prisoners of war after his capture in North Africa in April, 1941."

[biographical detail kindly provided by contributor 'nettlyne']
Pambula Cemetery
Bega Valley Shire
New South Wales, Australia
Plot: Presbyterian Plot.
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Originally Created by: geoffrey gillon
Record added: May 13, 2013
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