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Charles Hans Shearer

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1917 - No known copyright restrictions
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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Charles Hans AWMM
  • Surname
    Shearer AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 29971 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs C.H. Shearer (wife), care of G.T. Kennedy, Newburn, Mount Eden, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 29971 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Cheese maker/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Charles Shearer was the husband of H. E. Nita Shearer, of Barbadoes St., Christchurch, New Zealand. Native of South Westland. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    8 June 1917 AWMM
    Age 24 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Hazebrouck Communal Cemetery, Nord, France AWMM I. F. 13. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
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  • Charles Hans Shearer is my great uncle of my fathers uncle. I am a serving member of the RNZAF. I had the opportunity to visit his grave when I was overseas and made the pilgrimage upon receiving information from my father circa 1998. He is buried in Hazebrouck village in a military cemetery. 29971 Private Shearer Charles Hans Born Ross, Westland 20/11/1893 Eldest son of Christina and Charles Shearer Cheesemaker, Wanganui Dairy Co, Hari Hari, South Westland Enlisted 27/6/1916 Married Hariet Emily Nita Hewer, Hari Hari, 12/9/1916 Embarked Wellington on troopship Jofea, 11/10/1916 Wounded in action Messines 7/6/1917 Plot 1 Row E Grave 13 Died NZ Stationary Hospital 8/6/1917
    Public - Robert Charles - Other relative - 12 November 2016



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12 November 2016Robert CharlesAuckland, New ZealandOther relative
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