John Lavarack

Lieutenant General Sir John Dudley Lavarack, KCMG, KCVO, KBE, CB, DSO (19 December 1885 – 4 December 1957) was an Australian Army officer who was Governor of Queensland from 1 October 1946 to 4 December 1957, the first Australian-born governor of that state.[2]

Sir John Lavarack
16th Governor of Queensland
In office
1 October 1946  4 December 1957
MonarchGeorge VI
Elizabeth II
PremierNed Hanlon
Vince Gair
Sir Frank Nicklin
Preceded bySir Leslie Wilson
Succeeded bySir Henry Abel Smith
Personal details
Born(1885-12-19)19 December 1885
Kangaroo Point, Queensland
Died4 December 1957(1957-12-04) (aged 71)
Buderim, Queensland
Spouse(s)Sybil Nevett Ochiltree
ChildrenJohn Ochiltree Lavarack, Peter Lavarack, James Wallace Lavarack (co-discoverer of the Gulf snapping turtle)[1]
ProfessionSoldier
Military service
AllegianceAustralia
Branch/serviceAustralian Army
Years of service1905–1946
RankLieutenant general
CommandsFirst Army (1942–44)
I Corps (1941–42)
7th Division (1940–41)
Southern Command (1939–40)
3rd Military District (1939–40)
Chief of the General Staff (1935–39)
Royal Military College, Duntroon (1933–35)
Battles/warsFirst World War

Second World War

AwardsKnight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George
Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order
Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire
Companion of the Order of the Bath
Distinguished Service Order
Mentioned in Despatches (4)
Croix de guerre (France)

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