Mervyn Coote Loverock
|Town/Village:||Newtownmountkennedy. Co. Wicklow|
|Alternative Address:||Finea, Co Westmeath/Cavan|
|Regiment/Unit:||South African Infantry, 3rd Regiment / South African Yeomanry.|
|Date of Death:||19-07-1916|
|Cause:||Killed in action|
|Memorial:||Delville Wood Cemetery, Longueval, France|
Mervyn was born 19 July 1875 in Finnea. His attestation birthplace was given as Finnea, Granard, however, Finea is in Co. Westmeath, very close to the Longford and Cavan borders; his birth was registered in the Granard district. An extract from The Irish Independent of August 1916 states 'Mr M C Loverock, S Africans, killed in action, was a son of Dr Loverock, Newtownmountkennedy'.
Pte Loverock became indentured as an apprentice in the merchant navy in September 1892 at Cardiff, Wales. On the 15 July 1897, he received a certificate of competency, No. 032047) in fulfilling the duties of a Second Mate in a Foreign-going ship, as a square-rigger (in this he gives his birthplace as Finea, Cavan.). Later he settled in South Africa and was a trooper in the Queens South African Yeomanry there.
Mervyn had a large number of successors to his estate including his mother, brothers Richard and Robert and sisters Edith and Lillie*
|Parents Names:||Son of Mrs. Mary Barbara Loverock of Church Hill, Wicklow and the late Dr. R.G. Loverock.|
|Notes:||*Mervyn's father and brother Harold pre-deceased him.|