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Edwin Mervyn LEAR

Regimental number1580
Place of birthLillimur, Victoria
Other trainingEngine Driving
Marital statusSingle
Next of kinMother, Mary Lear, Buloit, via Cavendish, Victoria
Enlistment date21 December 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 19 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 18 August 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Date of death18 August 1915
Age at death20.8
Place of burialPieta Military Cemetery (Plot A, Row X, Grave No. 4), Europe
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas and Mary LEAR, Bulart, Victoria
Family/military connectionsOne brother served.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

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

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