LAVERTY, Joseph George Richard
(Service number 36460)

Aliases Known as George
First Rank Rifleman Last Rank


Date 28 August 1893 Place of Birth Leeston

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Waihao Forks, Waimate, Canterbury
Occupation Labourer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Joseph LAVERTY (father), Albury, South Canterbury
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 Rifle Brigade
Unit, Squadron, or Ship Reinforcements, G Company
Date 19 January 1917
Transport Waitemata
Embarked From Destination Plymouth, Devon, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

Service Medals
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

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


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 19 May 1966 Age 72 years
Place of Death Patea
Memorial or Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Joseph George Richard Laverty was the younger son of Joseph and Ann Jane (née Chambers) Laverty. He was educated at Albury School,l, where he gained his Certificate of Proficiency in 1908. His brother David also served in World War I. George married Lena Matilda Taylor in 1921.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [04 November 2019]; NZBDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [04 November 2019]; School Admission record (South Canterbury Branch NZSG) [08 November 2019]; Temuka Leader, 24 December 1908 (Papers Past) [03 November 2019]

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