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LEVY, St Clair AB, A/4991, RCNR died - 20 Apr 1942, HMCS HALIFAX / RCN Hospital, St. John's, Newfoundland - son of Wesley and Nora Levy of Mersey Point, NS.
AB Levy died of Tuberculosis Meningitis. He was predeceased by his mother and his brother Howard in 1935. He was survived by his father Wesley; his brother Arnold Levy, RCN; two sisters Lottie and Dorothy Levy. AB Levy was a fisherman before enlisting in the RCNR on 25 Aug 1941. AB Levy is buried in the Liverpool Baptist Cemetery, Liverpool, Queens Co., NS.
Deaths Reported - A.B. St. Clair Levy, Mersey Point, Buried Day Before HIs 23rd Birthday
LIVERPOOL, April 29 - Deeply impressive was the naval funeral held yesterday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Levy, Mersey Point, when his son, St. Clair Levy, R.C.N., was laid to rest with full naval honors. St. Clair Levy, who would have been 23 years old today, died in Newfoundland on April; 20. The funeral was held with six members of the navy acting as pall bearers, Navy Chaplain Charles DeW. White of Halifax, conducting the service, assisted by the Rev. E. R. MacWilliam. The casket, draped with the Union Jack, was carried from the house on the shoulders of the sailors, and placed in the hearse and the procession, which was met by a local detachment of Naval Ratings, proceeded to the Baptist cemetery in Liverpool, where the chaplain conducted the services at the grave. The abundance of beautiful flowers were a silent tribute to the brave lad who died while in the service. Surviving besides his father, are two brothers, Arnold Levy, serving with his Majesty's Army Overseas, and Howard at Mersey Point; two sisters, Mrs. Luraine Levy of Sandy Cove, and Dorothy, in Liverpool; also a step-mother and two step-brothers and two step-sisters. (Liverpool Advance and Queens County Advocate, Saturday, 07 May 1942, page 11 / Researched by George Newbury)
Ships served in:
HMCS HALIFAX - Drafted to Halifax 26 Nov 1941 as an Able Seaman, RCNR
(1-2) Certificate of Service (3) Report of Death (4-5) BOI Report into the death of AB St. Clair Levy