Abraham Levene

AWM memorial panel 41

Abraham Levene
Australian Jewry book of honour, Perth 1923

Abraham Levene Grave
Shrapnel Valley Cemetery

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

service number 708
enlisted 27.08.1914
POE 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

Naturalisation Enlisted as natural born British subject


Digitised service records (NAA)

Digitised wounded and missing file (AWM)

Digitised Embarkation roll entry (AWM) (David Conroy)

Roll of Honour (AWM)

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.