25th County of London Cyclist Battalion
The London Regiment


Medal card : Pte. - 25th London Regt. Card address - (Bro) Mr. P?. Leventhal, 420 East 6th St, New York City.   
Medal roll : - Theatre of war 6(g) NWF 15.6.17 to 27.8.17. Died from drowning 27.8.17.
British Jewry book of honour - Cyclist - 1/25th London Bn.

"It is with great regret that we have to announce the death of Private H. Leventhal, one of the Burhan Draft.
      On mobilization, he followed the Battalion a fortnight after its departure, but owing to fever, was unable to proceed farther than Zam Post. On his recovery, he was given a light job at Khirgi, where he remained until the Battalion had returned from Jullundur.
      While crossing from a barge to the ferry, on his return, he unfortunately slipped from the gangway, fell into the Indus, and weighted by his rifle and equipment was not seen again.
       He enlisted in July 1916 at the age of 19 years and arrived in India in March. He is deeply missed by his friends in the Battalion, on whom his generosity, and evenness of temper, have made an everlasting impression. This will be a great shock to his parents who have already given up their only other son, who was killed at Neuve Chapelle in the early months of the war."
[The Londoner - Vol.2, No. 2 page 37.]

Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-19

Leventhal, Harry, born Whitechapel, resident Whitechapel, enlisted London, 742052, Pte., died in India 27 Aug 1917, formerly 5052, 10th London Regt.

['Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-19', Vol. 10, Part 76, Page 206, 25th (County of London) Battalion (Cyclists), pub. 1921 by His Majesty's Stationary Office]

In Memory of

Private Harry LEVENTHAL

742052, 25th Bn., London Regiment (Cyclists)

who died on 27 August 1917 in India

Remembered with honour Delhi Memorial (India Gate) Face 23.

Of the servicemen commemorated by name on the memorial, just over 1,000 lie in cemeteries to the west of the River Indus, where maintenance was not possible. The remainder died in fighting on or beyond the North West Frontier and during the Third Afghan War, and have no known grave. The Delhi Memorial (India Gate) stands at the eastern end of the Rajpath, or Kingsway.

[Courtesy of Commonwealth War Graves Commission]

Private Leventhal's Victory medal which was issued posthumously was sold on Ebay in April 2017 by a US seller. The medal was bought by Russell Ridout to add to the 25th London Bn collection.

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