Levis, John Stanley

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John Stanley Levis

Wireless Operator, SS Mahana, Merchant Marine
Died of illness, 8 October 1918, aged 20
Buried at Suez War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt

CWGC registered (no family details)

(John) Stanley Levis was born at Llandudno on 13 September 1898. He was the son of John William Levis, a bath attendant, and his wife Annie Sofia Levis (née Lyne). When Stanley was Baptised at St. Paul’s Church, Craig-y-Don on 23 October 1898, the family’s address was 6 Pleasant Street, Craig-y-Don. Stanley had an elder brother George and a younger sister Evelyn. In 1901, the family lived at 7 Woodland Terrace, Llandudno. In 1904, Stanley was recorded as a pupil at Lloyd Street School, his address being “Camscot”, Winllan Avenue. The record indicates that he left Lloyd Street School for the new Dyffryn Road School in September 1905. It was recorded that he left to join John Bright County School. In 1911, Stanley Levis (12) was described as a scholar. The family now lived at “Islwyn”, Trinity Street.

In 1916, Stanley was certified as a wireless operator by the General Post Office and by 1918 was serving on the SS Mahana. The Mahana, completed in 1917 and operated by the Shaw, Savill & Albion line, had been chartered to carry Australian troops between Australia and Egypt. Stanley Levis died of fever whilst at sea in the Suez Roads on 8 October 1918 aged 20 and he was buried at Suez War Memorial Cemetery.

Known memorials:

  • Llandudno Roll of Honour
  • Llandudno War Memorial
  • Memorial Chapel, Holy Trinity Church, Llandudno
  • Llanrhos Parish War Memorial, All Saints’ Church, Deganwy

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