Edgar Percy Everard MCCLEERY

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MCCLEERY, Edgar Percy Everard

Service Number: 927
Enlisted: 28 August 1916, Sydney, New South Wales
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: No. 4 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps
Born: Moss Vale, New South Wales, 15 October 1893
Home Town: Moss Vale, Wingecarribee, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Carriage Builder & Engineer
Died: Killed in Action (shot down during bombing raid), Armentieres, France, 17 August 1918, aged 24 years
Cemetery: Ration Farm Military Cemetery, la Chapelle-D'Armentieres
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

28 Aug 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Sydney, New South Wales
17 Jan 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 927, No. 4 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps
17 Jan 1917: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 927, No. 4 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps, RMS Omrah, Melbourne
17 Aug 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Lieutenant, No. 4 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps, "The Last Hundred Days"

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Biography

"Everard McCleery was born in Moss Vale in 1894, the youngest of James and Euphemia McCleery’s children. McCleery and Sons were well known in the district for their expertise in coach building and had been producing award-winning carriages, sulkies and gigs of the finest quality since 1884. Everard’s mother must have felt great sadness when her son enlisted in August 1916. Her husband and three of her children had already died, leaving her eldest son John and youngest Everard to carry on the family business. It flourished under their management and the company successfully tendered to supply vehicles, tool carts, tent pegs and spare parts to the Defence Department after the outbreak of war..." -  READ  MORE  LINK (www.thestorycentre.com.au)

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