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William Herbert Newton WEAR

Regimental number3965
Place of birthRocky Lead, Victoria
SchoolState School, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSawyer
AddressWest Warburton, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinWife, Stella May Wear, West Warburton, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date10 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 23 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 19 August 1916
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death26
Place of burialBologne Eastern Cemetery (Plot VIII, Row B, Grave 147), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
45
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John Patrick and Louisa WEAR.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

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