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Private George Edward Mears

M/399743 2nd Cav. Div. M.T. Company Royal Army Service Corps

Pte G E Mears
Pte. George E. Mears
The Argus Newspaper
Son of Mr George & Mrs Marion Mears
Husband of Fanny Mears

Aged 43 years

Died 11th March 1919

Commemorated at Theux Communal Cemetery, Theux, Liege
Grave 9.
And in Rushden Cemetery
Grave F.780

Grave F.780Born 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

In Memoriam

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.

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