Just Another Pair Of Socks

Melton District ANZACS

Alfred Charles LEVINGS


Born: 1886

Birthplace: Gravesend, Kent, England

Parents: William Levings
Julia Levings

Awards and Honours

  • 1914-1915 Star
  • British War Medal 1914-20
  • Victory Medal


1st Field Artillery Brigade



Regimental Service Number: 989

Enlistment date: 9 September, 1914 Melbourne

Age at enlistment: 28 years 9 months

Religion: Church of England

Marital Status: Single

Next of kin: Mother: Julia Levings

Physical Description: Height: 5 foot 6 inches
Weight: 146 pounds
Complexion: Medium
Eyes: Grey
Hair: Brown
Distinctive marks: Vaccination x 3

Embarkation ship: HMAT Shropshire A9.

Rank: Farrier; Sergeant

Return Date: 13 October, 1918

Return Vessel: H.T. Port Lyttleton.

Arrival at Australia: 12 December, 1918.At: Perth, Western Australia

Discharge Date: 17 February, 1919

War Service Summary

21/10/1914 - Embarked from Australia aboard HMAT Shropshire
08/04/1915 - Joined Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli
03/12/1915 - To No. 1 General Hospital; Cairo
07/03/1916 - Transferred to 23rd Battery
28/03/1916 - Disembarked Marseilles, France
15/05/1916 - Transferred to 21st Field Artillery Brigade
18/05/1916 - Promoted to Farrier Sergeant
24/01/1917 - Transferred to 1st Brigade
26/09/1917 - Proceeded on leave
11/10/1917 - Rejoined from leave
26/12/1917 - To Hospital sick
01/02/1918 - Marched out to 1st Australian Division
03/08/1918 - Rejoined from hospital
13/10/1918 - Embarked at Harve for Australia
12/12/1918 - Returned to Australia on H.T. Port Lyttleton
17/02/1919 - Discharged from A.I.F. at Perth, W.A.

War Service Commemerated

Life After the War

Names of wife & children:
Whereabouts unknown after his discharge

Place/s of residence:


Date of death:
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Other relevant information:
1911 England Census shows Juila Levings 65, a widow, living with her sons Alfred and Gilbert, both aged 26, a daughter, Balnche aged 17,and a grand daughter, Dorothy Wiles, aged 4. They reside at: Forge House, Green St Green, Dartford

1891 England Census shows Willaim and Julia Levings residing at 16 Perry Street, Northfleet, Gravesend with nine children including twins, Alfred and Gilbert, aged 5. Father and older sons occupation: smiths

1901 England Census: William is listed as a Wheelwright and Blacksmith living at the Westwood Wheelwright and Blacksmith Shop, Dartford, Kent.


Australian War Memorial
Service Record
Nominal Roll
Embarkation Roll