The Collection of Medals formed by Dr A W Stott (25 March 1997)

Date of Auction: 25th March 1997

Sold for £680

Estimate: £400 - £500

Three: Private T. Levitt, 2nd Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers, killed in action at Honings Spruit, June 1900
Queen’s Sudan 1896 (4057 Pte. T. Levitt, 2/Lan. Fus.); Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 3 clasps, Orange Free State, Relief of Ladysmith, Transvaal (4057 Pte. T. Levitt, Lan. Fus.); Khedive’s Sudan 1896-1908, 1 clasp, Khartoum (4057 Pte. T. Levitt, 2nd L.F.) the second scratched in the obverse field, otherwise nearly extremely fine (3)


Private T. Levitt was born in Haslingden, Lancs., and enlisted thereon 4 May 1892. He served with the second battalion in the Sudan and in South Africa. He was present at the action at Spion Kop, 24 January 1900, where he was taken prisoner, later being released. The released Lancashire Fusilier prisoners were formed into a composite battalion, of 400 men, commanded by Colonel Bullock of the Devon Regiment. This small battalion was sent to the small railway station at Honings Spruit, 20 miles north of Kroonstad, in the Orange River County, arriving on 22 June 1900. The Boers attacked the post shortly after the arrival of the battalion on the same day. Private Levitt was killed when Lieutenant Smith of the Gloucesters and a party of six Lancashire Fusiliers attempted to reach a culvert which was held by the Boers. Two men were killed, and Lieutenant Smith and two men were wounded.