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Arthur Albert MEARS

Regimental number466
Place of birthSouth Bridgewater, Tasmania
SchoolBridgewater State School, Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
AddressPO, Gormanston, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Height5' 7.75"
Weight120 lbs
Next of kinA T Mears, Bridgewater, Tasmania
Previous military serviceServed for 1 year 10 months in the Royal Australian Garrison Artillery; purchased discharge.
Enlistment date19 August 1914
Place of enlistmentPontville, Tasmania
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Hobart, Tasmania, on board Transport A2 Geelong on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Battalion
FateDied of disease 7 March 1919
Age at death from cemetery records27
Place of burialBrookwood Military Cemetery (Plot IV, Row I, Grave No. 6), Surrey, England
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated on Bridgewater State School Roll of Honour, Bridgewater, Tasmania. Parents: Alfred Thomas and Mary Ann MEARS. Native of Granton, Tasmania

Military Medal

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

Family/military connectionsBrothers: 4540 Pte Clarence William MEARS MM, 12th Bn, killed in action, 11 May 1917; 3800 Driver Leslie George MEARS, 3rd Field Artillery Brigade, returned to Australia, 3 March 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Dief of heart complications following an operation.

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, MEARS Arthur Albert

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