Kenneth William VEAR


VEAR, Kenneth William

Service Number: 513
Enlisted: 1 March 1916, Enlisted at Melbourne
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 37th Infantry Battalion
Born: Burwood, Victoria, Australia, 1893
Home Town: Burwood, Whitehorse, Victoria
Schooling: Burwood State School, Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Orchardist
Died: Killed In Action, Ypres, Belgium, 3 October 1917
Cemetery: White House Cemetery
Plot 111, Row L, Grave 7 Headstone inscription reads: Good old Ken a man's man, White House Cemetery, St Jean-les-Ypres, Ypres, Flanders, Belgium
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Camberwell War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

1 Mar 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 513, 37th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Melbourne
1 May 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Corporal
3 Jun 1916: Involvement Corporal, SN 513, 37th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres
3 Jun 1916: Embarked Corporal, SN 513, 37th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Persic, Melbourne
1 Mar 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Sergeant
7 Jun 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 513, Gunshot wound to the cheek
3 Oct 1917: Involvement Sergeant, SN 513, 37th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Frederick William and Gertrude Vear of Healsville, Victoria

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal