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He was the son of Levi and Emma Etches. In 1901 the family lived at 28 Stanhope Street Derby and his father was working as a navvy. In 1911 his father was an agricultural labourer and the family consisted of two sons and two daughters, Levi junior being the eldest child, and the family was living at 79 Foxhill Lane Carlton Nottingham.
Levi was a packer at a cotton spinning mill.
11 Apr 1916
170635 - CWGC Website
17th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Private Levi Etches enlisted at Nottingham and served with the 17th battalion Sherwood Foresters. He was killed in action on 11th April 1916 and is buried in Cambrin Churchyard Extension Grave Reference: F 13
His father Private Levi Etches re enlisted on 25th July 1916 , he was 53 yrs of age, he was posted to 161st Protection Company, Royal Defence Corps. On the night of 15th March 1917 he broke his right tibia and fibula after falling in an uncovered manhole near Rugeley Camp. He was still having to use two sticks to support him when a medical board recommended his discharge on 23rd July 1917, which took place on 13th August 1917 due to his “stiff joints.” Levi Etches senior served in the Royal Field Artillery for 12 years having enlisted on 22 Dec 1880 at the age of 19 as Private 29561. From 1885 to 1887 he was in Egypt then from March 1892 to 1893 he was in India. he was finally discharged in April 1893. In July 1916 he signed on to the Royal Defence Corps as no 32922 at Nottingham with which he served until 27 August 1917. He died in 1947 aged 86. He had been in receipt of an army pension. He served in the Egypt Campaign 1885-6 and the Isazai Campaign of 1892. He was in receipt of the Egyptian medal (Upper Nile) 1885 and the Khedive's Bronze Star
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