Son of Mr George & Mrs Marion Mears
Pte. George E. Mears
The Argus Newspaper
Husband of Fanny Mears
Aged 43 years
Died 11th March 1919
Commemorated at Theux Communal Cemetery, Theux, Liege
And in Rushden Cemetery
|Born at Wollaston.
Worked as a leather sorter.
Also on Wollaston War Memorial.
|The Rushden Echo Friday 21 March 1919, transcribed by Nicky Bates
CASUALTY - Pte G E Mears, of the R.A.S.C., husband of Mrs Mears, Irchester-road, Rushden, has died of pneumonia in France. He joined the Colours in Mary, 1918, and went to the Western Front in the following September. Before joining he was employed by Messrs. Eaton Bros., Rushden. At one time he resided at Wollaston, where he was hon. secretary to the Conservative Association, sick steward to the Court Goodwill, A.O.F., and a member of the Wollaston Town Band.
|The Rushden Argus, 21st March 1919, transcribed by Kay Collins
An Old Bandsman – Former Wollaston Soldier’s Death
Pte. George E. Mears, of the A.S.C., has died of bronchitis and pneumonia. He was the husband of Mr. G. E. Mears, Irchester-road, Rushden, and that lady has received information that he died at the 61st Clearing Station, France. He joined up in May 1918, and went to France the following September. Before enlisting he was in the employ of Messrs. Eaton Bros., shoe manufacturers. He formerly resided at Wollaston, and for many years was hon. sec. to the Conservative Association, and sick steward of Court “Goodwill” A.O.F. He was an old member of the Wollaston Town Band.
|The Wellingborough News Friday 12 March 1920, transcribed by Nicky Bates
MEARS - In loving memory of Pte George E. Mears, beloved husband of Fanny Mears, of 26 Irchester-road, Rushden (formerly of Wollaston), who died on March 11th, 1919, at the 61st C.C.S., while on active service with M.T., R.A.S.C. in France. - Always loving remembered by his Wife and Daughter.