Edwin Mervyn LEAR


LEAR, Edwin Mervyn

Service Number: 1580
Enlisted: 21 December 1914, Enlisted at Hamilton, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 7th Infantry Battalion
Born: Lillimur, Kaniva, Victoria, Australia, 12 January 1895
Home Town: Bulart, Southern Grampians, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Engine Driver
Died: Died of wounds - thigh and mouth, At sea on board HS Valdavia off Malta, 18 August 1915, aged 20 years
Cemetery: Pieta Military Cemetery
Plot A, Row X, Grave 4 Headstone inscription reads: A hero in the deadly strife for King & Country laid down his life, Pieta Military Cemetery, Tal-Pieta, Malta (island), Malta
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

21 Dec 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1580, Enlisted at Hamilton, Victoria
19 Feb 1915: Involvement Private, SN 1580, 7th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
19 Feb 1915: Embarked Private, SN 1580, 7th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Runic, Melbourne
8 May 1915: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 1580, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli, Bullet wound to the shoulder
11 Aug 1915: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 1580, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli, Shell wounds to the thigh and mouth

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Thomas and Mary Lear of Bulart via Cavendish, Vic.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal