Ernest NEARS

Regimental number12/1116
Address2 Cox Street, Herne Bay, Auckland
Marital statusSingle
Next of kinMrs C Nears, 44 Sunningdale Avenue, Barking, London, England
Rank on embarkationPrivate
Enlistment statusVolunteer
Unit nameNew Zealand Expeditionary Force, Main Body, Auckland Infantry Battalion
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Wellington on 16 October 1914
The Auckland Infantry Battalion in the Main Body left New Zealand on board two ships, HMNZT 8 ('Star of India') and HMNZT 12 ('Waimana'). It is not possible from the Nominal Roll to determine on which ship an individual embarked.
Final rankPrivate
Final unitAuckland Infantry Regiment
FateDied of wounds 10 May 1915
Age at death from cemetery records30
Place of burialChatby Military and War Memorial Cemetery (Row C, Grave No 153), Alexandria, Egypt
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Charles and Eliza Nears, 44 Sunningdale Avenue, Barking, Essex, England
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Died of wounds sustained at Gallipoli.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsNominal Roll Vol. 1: Auckland Infantry Batln/Main Body

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