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994040   Sergeant Robert Anthony Laverty
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 29/02/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 202 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve (British Air Force)
Date Of Birth: 02/01/1924
Died: 20/11/1942 (Died by accident)
Age: 18
Robert Anthony Laverty was the son of Robert and Sarah Laverty. He was born on 2nd January 1924 in Moy. Co. Tyrone. He was the fifth of eight children. He attended Aughanlig school on the Armagh side of Charlemont. In 1938 he went to study at Armagh College.In April 1940 Robert enlisted in the RAFVR After training, in October 1942, he was posted to 202 Squadron, based in Gibraltar. On 20th November 1942, Sergeant Robert Laverty was on board a Catalina escorting a convoy when it was shot down by friendly fire. All ten crew members were killed.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Malta Memorial
Grave Ref: Panel 4, Col 1
CWGC Casualty 1532578
The Malta Memorial is situated in the area of Floriana and is easily identified by the Golden Eagle which surmounts the column. It stands just outside the main entrance to Valletta.
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1 1911 Census lists Laverty family Lists father at house 4 in Scotch Street, Dungannon, Tyrone
2 202 Squadron Association Full life biography of robert Anthony Laverty including photos
3 Gibraltar Anglican Cathedral 202 Squadron Roll of Honour
4 RAF Commands - FP153 Details of crew of Catalina FP153
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