Other names: Edward George
Locations in this story: Ebbesbourne Wake, WiltshireTisbury, WiltshireSwindon, WiltshireStratton St. Margarets, Wiltshire
Story: Edward George Gear was born in Ebbesbourne Wake, Wiltshire, on 8 Apr 1890 the son of George Gear and Anna Maria Gear (nee Jenkins). He lived all his early life in Ebbesbourne Wake area and by 1911 was living there with his sister, following the death of both parents, working as a Waggoner on a Farm. He had enlisted with the Royal Army Service Corps as a Private (Service No. DM2/206447). It is not known in which theatre of war he served but on his discharge was awarded the Victory and British War Medals. His marriage to Alice Maude Matthews was recorded at Tisbury, Wiltshire, during 1920. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 43 Grosvenor Road, Swindon, Wiltshire, working as a Railway Shop Pounder and Shearer. His death was recorded at St. Margarets Hospital, Stratton St. Margarets, Wiltshire, on 27 Jan 1952.