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 1/41164 Rifleman William Ambrose Shearing

         14th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles

                        7th June 1917

Born in Verwood,Dorset on 01/09/1892.

His parents were Samuel Shearing(1856-1952),a haulier

and Sarah Symonds(born in 1859).

They were married on 16/08/1891.

He had 3 brothers,Samuel(born 17/05/1894),

George(born in 1898) and Daniel(1899-1949).

He also had 2 sisters,olive(born in 1894) and

Eliza(born in 1903).

In the 1901 census,the family were recorded as living at Ferndown,Hampreston Dorset. His father was employed as a brushmaker.

In the 1911 census,they were recorded as living on Victoria Road,Ferndown,Hampreston,Dorset. William was employed as a carter.

He enlisted in Bournemouth,Hampshire as a Private(16603) in the 10th Reserve Cavalry before being transferred as a Rifleman(1/41164) in the 14th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles.

He was killed in action on 07/06/1917. 


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