Merton Bolton LAVERACK


LAVERACK, Merton Bolton

Service Numbers: NX67671, 67671 / N72386
Enlisted: 22 January 1941, Paddington, NSW
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 2nd/10th Australian General Hospital
Born: Sydney, New South Wales Australia, 1 August 1918
Home Town: Earlwood, Hurstville, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Illness, Changi, Malaya, 15 March 1942, aged 23 years
Cemetery: Kranji War Cemetery
Plot 2, Row A, Grave 14
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Sergeant, SN NX67671
22 Jan 1941: Enlisted Australian Army, SN 67671 / N72386, Australian Army Medical Corps (2/AIF), Paddington, NSW
15 Mar 1942: Involvement 2nd AIF WW 2, SN 67671 / N72386, 2nd/10th Australian General Hospital, Malaya/Singapore

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Merton Bolton LAVERACK was born on 1st August, 1918 in Sydney

His parents were Cecil Bolton/Boulton LAVERACK and Mary Josephine MONAHAN who married in 1915 in Marrickville, Sydney

He enlisted on 22nd January, 1941 in Paddington and was with the Australian Army Medical Corp

His final posting was the 10 Australian General Hospital

Merton was taken as a Prisoner of War by the Japanese (date unknown) and died of illness in Changi, Malaya on 15th March, 1942

He is buried in Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore 



His name is memorialised on the Australian War Memorial, the Roll of Honour in Canterbury NSW, Kranji war cemetery Roll of Honour and the Ballarat POW Memorial in Victoria



LAVERACK - In affectionate remembrance of Sergeant Merton Laverack who passed away, Changi, March 15, 1942 - inserted by his cobber Ted.

LAVERACK - In loving memory of our dear son & brother, Sgt. M.B. (Merton) died of illness, Changi, March 15, 1942 - inserted by Mother, Father, Gwen, Ray & Phil

LACERACK - To the everlasting memory of my mate, Sergt Merton Died POW, Singapore - inserted by Laurie Price.