Douglas Seymour MEARES

MEARES, Douglas Seymour

Service Number: Officer
Enlisted: 19 December 1915
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 43rd Infantry Battalion
Born: Roebourne, Western Australia, 1887
Home Town: Roebourne, Roebourne, Western Australia
Schooling: Caulfield Grammar School, Duntroon Military College
Occupation: Pastoralist
Died: Gun shot wound (self inflicted),, London, England, 14 October 1918
Cemetery: Brookwood Military Cemetery, Pirbright, Surrey, England, United Kingdom
Section IV, Row J, Grave 11 Epitaph reads "Beloved Son Of John And Emily Meares. His Duty Nobly Done"
Memorials: Canning Honor Roll, Cannington War Memorial, Roebourne War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

19 Dec 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Lieutenant, Officer, 43rd Infantry Battalion
30 Oct 1916: Involvement 43rd Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '18' embarkation_place: Fremantle embarkation_ship: HMAT Port Melbourne embarkation_ship_number: A16 public_note: ''
30 Oct 1916: Embarked 43rd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Port Melbourne, Fremantle

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of John Goldsmith and Emily E MEARES of 'Mana' 48 Ord Street, W Perth

Douglas was sent back from France on two occasions with illness and wounds, and died in London on 14th October 1918

London, Oct. 28.
Lieut. Douglas Meares, an Australian, committed suicide at the Hunter-street police station. He produced a revolver, put it to his ear, and died instantly after the shot