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.


Grave Reference:


Yokohama British Commonwealth War Cemetery,



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.

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