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Clarence William MEARS

Regimental number4540
Place of birthBridgewater Tasmania
SchoolBridgewater State School, Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressGranton, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, Mr A T Mears, Granton, Tasmania
Enlistment date25 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 14th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A69 Warilda on 8 February 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 11 May 1917
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialDernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot V, Row B, Grave No. 23), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
66
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated on Bridgewater State School Roll of Honour, Bridgewater, Tasmania. Parents: Alfred Thomas and Mary Anne MEARS. Native of Granton, Tasmania
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 466 Pte Albert Arthur MEARS MM, 12th Bn, died, 7 March 1919; 3800 Driver Leslie George MEARS, 3rd Field Artillery Brigade, returned to Australia, 3 March 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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