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Charles Hans Shearer
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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