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Isaac James LEAR

Regimental number4130
Place of birthTarraville, Victoria
SchoolTarraville State School, South Gippsland, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBootmaker
AddressJames Street, Yarram, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 8.75"
Weight126 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs M M Lear, James Street, Yarram, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date4 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll3 August 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name23rd Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 7 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll59th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Place of death or woundingFleurbaix, France
Age at death22
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 16), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
168
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Isaac and Maria LEAR, 18 Gibdon Street, Burnley, Victoria. Native of Yarram, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrother: 1595 Gunner Edgar Lawrence LEAR, 4th Field Artillery Brigade, returned to Australia, 11 May 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Taken on strength, 59th Bn, Duntroon Plateau, 20 April 1916.Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Posted missing, 19 July 1916.

Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 29 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, LEAR Isaac James

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