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Henry Ernest VEARS

Regimental number3636
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationTramway employee
Address146 Dickson Street, Newtown, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 7.5"
Weight129 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs M L Vears, 46 Dickson Street, Newtown, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date24 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name17th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 20 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Pioneer Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 21 April 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Edgar Joseph and Eva Jane VEARS. Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance.
Discharge date1 February 1921
Other details

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Suevic', 21 April 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 7 June 1918, for onward travel to Sydney; discharged (medically unfit), Sydney, 1 February 1921.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death attributed to war service.
Date of death14 July 1935
Age at death44
Place of burialNorthern Suburbs Crematorium, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, VEARS Henry Ernest

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