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John Ochiltree Lavarack

Male 1914 - 1998  (83 years)

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  • Name John Ochiltree Lavarack 
    Birth 14 March 1914  Camberly, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Death 14 January 1998 
    • he was born 14 March 1914 in Camberly, ENG and died 14 Jan 1998

      Surname Given Name District Volume Page
      Births Jun 1914
      LAVARACK John O Farnham 2a 233
      (mother's maiden name Ochiltree)
      The district Farnham spans the boundaries of the counties of Hampshire, Surrey and Sussex

      Name Service Number Date of Birth Place of Birth Service

      Service Record
      Service Australian Army
      Service Number VX14706
      Date of Birth 14 Mar 1914
      Place of Birth CAMBERLY, ENGLAND
      Date of Enlistment 10 May 1940
      Locality on Enlistment KOOYONG, VIC
      Place of Enlistment CAULFIELD, VIC
      Next of Kin LAVARACK, J
      Date of Discharge 10 May 1946
      Rank Major
      Posting at Discharge 107 AUSTRALIAN GENERAL HOSPITAL
      WW2 Honours and Gallantry None for display
      Prisoner of War No

      Lavarack Prize for Developmental Biology
      Who was Dr JO Lavarack

      John Ochiltree Lavarack was born in 1914 and graduated MBBS from the University of Melbourne in 1938. In 1939 he became a Resident Medical Officer at the Alfred Hospital and in 1940 he joined the armed forces, reaching the rank of Major as a Specialist Pathologist.

      In 1947, accepted an appointment in the Department of Pathology at the University of Melbourne and then with the Department of Anatomy in 1949. He worked with Sir Sydney Sunderland on peripheral nerve injury. He is remembered for his teaching in embryology, where his fine blackboard drawings were famous for aiding his clear explanations of a complex subject.

      In 1953 he was awarded a CJ Martin Fellowship from the NH&MRC and worked at King's College in London. He completed his PhD in 1953 and was appointed Reader in 1956. He died in 1998.
      Winning the Prize

      The Lavarack prize is awarded to the highest achieving student in 516 306, Developmental Neurobiology, in the year of the award.
      Honours and awards (gazetted)
      John Ochiltree Lavarack

      John Ochiltree Lavarack was awarded the following honours:
      Mention in Despatches
      More information about a Mention in Despatches
      Service Number VX14706
      Service Army
      Rank Temporary Major
      Unit 2/5th Fd Amb
      Conflict WW2
      Date of London Gazette 28 May 1943, page 2374, position 20
      Date of Commonwealth of Australia Gazette 3 June 1943, page 1150, position 56
      Scotch College
      Great Scot September 1998
      John LAVARACK ('32)
    Person ID I7612  Houliston Family Tree
    Last Modified 28 July 2007 

    Father John Dudley (Sir) Lavarack,   b. 19 December 1885, Kangaroo Point, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 4 December 1957, Buderim, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 71 years) 
    Mother Sybil Nevett Ochiltree,   b. 1889, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 24 December 1974, Buderim, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 85 years) 
    Marriage 10 October 1912  Anglican Church of St George the Martyr, Queenscliff, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • On 10 October 1912 at St George's Anglican Church, Queenscliff, Captain Lavarack married Sybil Nevett Ochiltree

      Surname: LAVARACK
      Given Names: Jno Dudley
      Event: M
      Spouse Surname: OCHILTREE
      Spouse Gvn Names: Sybil Nevett
      Birth Place: BRISBANE QLD
      Year: 1912
      Reg. Number: 9197
    Family ID F2620  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse Living 
    Family ID F2622  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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