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Private: 564 Harry SHEARS.

Born: 1894. Minmi, New South Wales, Australia. Birth Cert:21195/1894.

Died: 8th June 1918. Killed in Action Messines, Belgium.

Father: Frank Shears (Born 02/1844 Wimbourne, Dorset, Eng - died 15/03/1911 Minmi)

Mother: Jane Shears. nee Sneddon. (29/05/1854 Clackmannan, Sct - died 13/05/1917 Minmi)


On 1st May 1916, the Battalion left by Train from Farley Station for the Showground in Sydney, equipped with kit bags and neccessary clothing, and was reviewed in Moore Park by General RAMACCOTTI. On the following morninng, 2nd May 1916 the men embarked on the transport HMAT A20 "HORORATA" and sailed at 4:00pm".


Family Information

Harry was a single 22 year old from Minmi, New South Wales upon enlistment. His brother Private: 554 Thomas Frederick SHEARS 34th Battalion.

Minmi Public School

April 2008

Minmi Cemetery

N.S.W. Birth Records

Military Records

Australian National Archives

Under Construction; 04/05/2008-16/08/2014.

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