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Full Name
David Gear
Rank Last Held
Rifleman
Forename(s)
David
Surname
Gear
War
World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.
24805
Gender
Male
First Known Rank
Rifleman
Occupation before Enlistment
Brewer
Next of Kin
Mrs E. Gear (wife), 85 Adelaide Road, Wellington, New Zealand
Body on Embarkation
New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Embarkation Unit
7th Reinforcements 4th Battalion, H Company
Embarkation Date
20 August 1916
Place of Embarkation
Wellington, New Zealand
Transport
Vessel
Navua
Destination
Devonport, England
Nominal Roll Number
38
Page on Nominal Roll
38
Last Unit Served
New Zealand Rifle Brigade, 2nd Battalion, D Company
Place of Death
Ypres, Belgium
Date of Death
26 September 1917
Age at Death
34
Year of Death
1917
Cause of Death
Killed in action
Cemetery Name
Hooge Crater Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Reference
I. D. 6.
Biographical Notes
David Gear was the son of the late Charles and Sophia Gear, of Westport, New Zealand; husband of Ellen Gear, of 85 Adelaide Rd., Wellington. Volunteer Long Service Medal (Westport).
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Sources Used
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1917
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
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