Hi, I am new to this forum and have spotted a mention of my Dads uncle in Frank Thompsons' war diary,he was killed at Gallipoli on the 03/08/1915. Does anyone have any more information regarding him or what his regiment were doing at the time. yours sincerely.
His was Pte 2804 Robert Stear 1st 6th Battalion Manchester Regiment.
Robert's medal card shows that he arrived in the Dardanelles on the 23/7/1915, he was entitled to the 1915 Star, the Victory and British War medals.
The Manchesters website shows that the 1/6th landed at Gallipoli on the 6/4/15 (link) which differs from the date given on Robert's card. You may get an explanation for this difference if you post on the superb Manchester Regiment forum.
The UK Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects shows that the army paid monies to his mother Emma, brothers Tom and Alfred, and sister Florence.
I can tell you that there was a small article printed about Robert's death in the Manchester Evening News on the 30th August 1915.
Baptism: 19 Nov 1890 St Michael, Hulme. Robert Stear - Child of Thomas Stear & Emma (nee Ripley) Born: 13th Sept 1890 Abode: 6 Maple Place Occupation: Butcher Parents Marriage: Registrar's 1884 Manchester. Baptised by: J. W. Brooker
1911@ 15 Prospect street C On M, Manchester. Emma Eliza Stear 42 Widow Robert Stear 20 Son Alfred Stear 18 Son Florince Louisa Stear 13 Daughter.
1901@ 15 Prospect street C On M, Manchester. Thomas Stear 33 Head, Butcher Emma Stear 32 Tom Stear 13 Robert Stear 10 Alfred Stear 8 Florence Stear 3