Image from the Evening Star – 19th March 1942.
Born: 6th April 1911, 48, Victoria Road, Stowupland, Suffolk.
Died: 6th October 1943; age: 32; died as a Japanese PoW at No. 15 PoW Camp Fukuoka, Muta, Mizumaki-cho, Onga-gun, Fukuoka. Prisoner’s were used by the Takamatsu Coal Mining
Captured: 15th February 1942 – Fall of Singapore.
Residence: 60, Croft Street, Ipswich.
Occupation: a Driver for Messrs. Meredith and Drew.
Rank: Driver; Service Number: T/219207.
Regiment: Royal Army Service Corps, 55 Infantry Brigade Group Coy.
Father: Thomas Lever, born 1864, Boxford, Suffolk – died 1935, Ipswich.
Mother: Amelia Lever (nee Copsey), born November 1868, Glemsford, Suffolk.
Probate to Amelia Lever – mother.
Vernon is also remembered on the war memorial at St Mary at Stoke Church, Ipswich.