Herbert Edwin STEAR

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STEAR, Herbert Edwin

Service Number: 10356
Enlisted: 1 August 1915, Maribyrnong, Vic.
Last Rank: Driver
Last Unit: 2nd Field Artillery Brigade
Born: Lake Charm, Victoria, Australia, 1883
Home Town: Bendigo, Greater Bendigo, Victoria
Schooling: Lake Charm State School, Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Railway employee
Died: Died of wounds, Belgium, 7 August 1917
Cemetery: Brandhoek New Military Cemetery
Plot III, Row D, Grave No. 6, Brandhoek New Military Cemetery, Brandhoek, Flanders, Belgium
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Bendigo Junorton Roll of Honor
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World War 1 Service

1 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Gunner, SN 10356, 2nd Field Artillery Brigade , Maribyrnong, Vic.
5 Jan 1916: Involvement Gunner, SN 10356, 2nd Field Artillery Brigade , Third Ypres
5 Jan 1916: Embarked Gunner, SN 10356, 2nd Field Artillery Brigade , HMAT Afric, Melbourne
15 May 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Driver, 21st Field Artillery (Howitzer) Brigade, France (mustered as Driver)
23 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Driver, SN 10356, 21st Field Artillery (Howitzer) Brigade, Battle for Pozières
14 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Driver, SN 10356, 21st Field Artillery (Howitzer) Brigade, Mouquet Farm
24 Jan 1917: Transferred AIF WW1, Driver, 2nd Field Artillery Brigade , France
6 Aug 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Driver, SN 10356, 2nd Field Artillery Brigade , Third Ypres, Multiple SW to abdomen and legs. Evacuated to 32nd CCS situated at Brandhoek, where he died of his wounds the next day 7 August 1917.
7 Aug 1917: Involvement Driver, SN 10356, 2nd Field Artillery Brigade , Third Ypres

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Biography contributed by Robert Wight

A railway employee from Bendigo, Victoria prior to enlistment, Gunner 10356 Herbert Edwin Stear embarked with the 13th Reinforcements, 2nd Field Artillery Brigade from Melbourne on HMAT Afric on 5 January 1916.

Wounded on 6 August 1917 (multiple SW in the abdomen and legs) he was evacuated to the 32nd CCS situated at Brandhoek where, a day later on 7 August 1917, he succumbed to his wounds.

He was buried in the Brandhoek New Military Cemetery, Flanders, Belgium.