Shoulder slide : Lieutenant Colonel S Levine, Royal Australian Army Dental Corps

Place Oceania: Australia, New South Wales, Cowra
Accession Number REL33405
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Heraldry
Physical description Cotton, Wool felt
Maker Department of Defence
Place made Australia
Date made c 1963
Conflict Period 1970-1979
Period 1960-1969

Khaki cotton drill officer's shoulder slide, displaying the embroidered rank of lieutenant colonel on the burnt orange backing colour of the Royal Australian Army Dental Corps. The back is stamped in purple ink 'D^D'.

History / Summary

N75115 Captain Sydney Levine served in the militia as a dental surgeon from June 1940. He was first posted to the Army Dental Centre at Ingleburn, NSW, before being transferred to 17 Field Ambulance. Based at Bathurst, NSW, he regularly visited the Cowra POW Camp to provide dental services to the inmates. In August 1942 Levine enlisted in the AIF and was assigned the service number NX111950. He served with 117 Field Ambulance and 114 Convalescent Depot before being promoted to major in November 1942 and appointed Officer Commanding (OC) 58 Army Dental Unit (ADU). Levine subsequently served in New Guinea at Port Moresby and Madang, where he was OC of 71 and 68 ADUs, and at Jacquinot Bay in New Britain, where he commanded 83 ADU. He was discharged from the army on 5 September 1945. Levine later served as a lieutenant colonel the Citizen's Military Force between 1963 and 1971, as a consultant periodontist to the army.