LAVERTY, David Williams
(Service number 38965)

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Date 13 October 1878 Place of Birth Leeston

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Albury
Occupation Farm hand
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Mrs W. G. STEPHENS (sister), 137 Slater Street, Saint Albans, Christchurch
Religion Church of England
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 22nd Reinforcements, Canterbury Infantry Regiment, C Company
Date 16 February 1917
Transport Navua
Embarked From Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

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Military Awards

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No information

Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
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Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 14 October 1954 Age 76 years
Place of Death Whanganui
Memorial or Cemetery Aramoho Cemetery, Whanganui
Memorial Reference RSA B, Plot 63
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

David Williams Laverty was the older son of Joseph and Ann Jane (née Chambers) Laverty. He was educated at Leeston and Dotleston schools. David was working as a farm hand for his father at Albury when he enlisted. His brother George also served in World War I.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [04 November 2019]; NZBDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [04 November 2019]; School Admission records [08 November 2019]; Aromoho Cemetery burial record (Whanganui District Council) [08 November 2019]

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