John (Jack) LAVERCOMBE

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LAVERCOMBE, John

Service Number: 1579
Enlisted: 14 December 1914, Townsville, Queensland
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 9th Infantry Battalion
Born: Ravenswood, Queensland, 12 March 1890
Home Town: Ravenswood, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Miner
Died: Killed in Action, Gallipoli, 28 June 1915, aged 25 years
Cemetery: Shell Green Cemetery
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

14 Dec 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1579, Townsville, Queensland
13 Feb 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1579, 9th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
13 Feb 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1579, 9th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Seang Choon, Brisbane
25 Apr 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1579, 9th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli

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Biography

"Mr. M. Lavercombe was also advised by wire to-day that his nephew Jack, had been killed in action in the Dardanelles. Deceased was a Winton native, though enlisting from Cloncurry." - from the Townsville Daily Bulletin 09 Aug 1915 (nla.gov.au)

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