Born: 1892, Putney, Surrey.

Death accepted on or since: 3rd July 1916; age 24; KiA.

Residence: 44, Hatfield Road, Ipswich.

Date of Entry Therein: 10th October 1915 – France.

Rank: 2nd Lieutenant; Service Number: 3703

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 7th Battalion.

Formerly, 3703, Honourable Artillery Company.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.


Grave Reference:

Pier & Face 1C & 2A.

Thiepval Memorial,






1901   32, North End, Croydon, Surrey. Next door to Boot Maker’s Business.


Arthur was 9 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

George Sidney Shears, 38, a Boot Shop Manager – at home, born Clerkenwell, London.

Nellie Shears (nee Butcher), 38, born Camberwell, London.

Kathleen Dorothy Shears, 7, born Putney, Surrey died 1906, Ipswich.

Edgar Vivian Shears, 4, born Putney, Surrey.


1911   ‘Dunkirk’ Croutel Road, Felixstowe, Suffolk.


Arthur was 19 years old, a House Agent’s Clerk. He was living with his parents & brother.

George, 49, an Inspector of Branch Shops – Boot Trade Retail.

Nellie, 50.

Edgar, 14.

1 general domestic servant.


The Registers of Soldiers’ Final Effects reads that Arthur’s War Gratuity had no claimants. Arthur’s Grant Probate was awarded to H.M. Treasury.

 Suffolk Regiment, 7th Battalion:

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