George Edwin Mearing, Gloucester Regt

1893 Sep 20.Born Leeds

1901 census at 14, Winstonian Terrace, Cheltenham

1911 census at Beechville Gloucester Road Cheltenham (as on MIC too)

1915 Apr 20. Landed in Gallipoli

1916 Jan 20. The Gloucestershire Regiment. The undermentioned to be temporary Second Lieutenants (on probation): — George Edwin Mearing.

1917 Apr 1. Training Reserve. Temp. 2nd Lt. G. E. Mearing, from Glouc. R., to be temp. 2nd Lt. (with seniority 20 Jan. 1916) and actg. Lt. while holding an appt.on the permanent estabt.

1917 Jul 20. Temp 2nd Lt to be Temp Lt G. E. Mearing.

1917 Nov 1. Gloucs Regt. The undermentioned temp. Lts., from actg. Capts., Trg. Res., to be temp. Lts. , retaining present seniority : — G. E. Mearing.

1919 Dec 30. married Mary Gyles.

1920 Nov 1. Joined ADRIC with service no 931. Posted to H Coy

1921 Apr 15. Was playing golf when Major J A MacKinnon Commanding officer of H coy in Tralee was shot while off duty and playing golf in Tralee with DI.3 R W H Ballantine (ADRIC no 935). The IRA knew that he played golf here regularly, and had kept watch on the golf course for about 2 weeks before their chance came. The hit squad was a sniper with a rifle, James Cornelius Healy a veteran of WW1, and three men with shotguns, Johnny Riordan, Tommy Barrett and Jack Mason. Healy hid in a tree overlooking the third green and waited till Mackinnon was perfectly still as he shaped to hit the ball. Healy shot MacKinnon twice in the head. The others opened up with shotguns, and all the IRA men were able to escape in the resulting confusion. The Auxiliaries went on a spree of arson and killing, which in turn led to IRA killings. Mearing gave evidence at the inquest

1921 Jul 2 Posted to Depot Coy

1921 Aug 26. Permanent Cadet

1922 May 1. Pensioned from RIC

1922 Sep Arrives in Quebec, Canada. He intends to settle in Canada as a Fruit Farmer. He gives his father-in-law as his nearest relative in UK

1923 Sep 21. His wife arrives in Canada. "Returning home to husband" after visiting her parents in UK

1925 Jul 10 His wife Mary arrives in Canada, and gives her husband as living in Toronto

1928 Feb 26. His wife Mary arrives in Canada, and gives her husband as living in Toronto

1937 Divorce petition by his wife Mary J 77/3734/3770

1939 Census at 5 Central Avenue , Birmingham . He is a commercial traveller in Electrical Goods, and living with Margaret J Mearing. He is in Birmingham Special Constabulary

1940 Jul/Sep Married in Birmingham to Margaret Jean Chesley .

1940 Jul 5. To be Lt. 3rd June 1940:— Lt. George Edwin Mearing (133164), late Gloster R.

I cannot find him after that

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