1918-2008: Ninety Years of Remembrance

Soldier Record

Tom Shears

Contributed by: Mike Whitehead, on 2008-11-09

Tom Shears
Rank
First Name Tom
Surname Shears
Year of Birth 1885
Year of Death 1963
Regiment Royal Hampshire Regiment
Place of Wartime Residence Winterslow, Salisbury, Wiltshire

Tom's Story

My wife's grandfather, Tom Shears, along with his six brothers all served in France at the same time during WW1 and all came home.

One of 7 brothers who all served in France at the same time and who all survived

In a cutting from a local newspaper that my wife's late mother kept is the following:

Death of Mr Shears - Mr Louis Shears of East Hill View, Gunville Hill, Winterslow has died at the age of 79. Mr Shears was one of seven brothers who served in France during the First World War and his mother received a telegram of congratulations from King George V because it was unique to have seven brothers all serving in France at the same time.

The brothers were Tom (Royal Hants.), Louis(Explosives Cpy Royal Engineers), Richard, Anthony, Robert, Emmanuel and Stanley (R.F.A.).

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