CLEAR, Selby George
(Service number 6/1813)

Aliases Enlisted as George Clear.
First Rank Lance Corporal Last Rank


Date *1888 Place of Birth NZ

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Care of Mr Black, Waihaorunga
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Ellen CLEAR (mother), Mitchell Street, Waimate
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 4th Reinforcements
Date Canterbury Infantry Battalion
Transport Willochra or Knight Templar or Waitomo
Embarked From Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

Service Medals
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 9 July 1958 Age 70 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Waimate Old Cemetery
Memorial Reference Anglican Area, Plot 617
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Selby George Cleary was the fifth child of Joseph Sealy and Ellen [née Tipping) Clear. His older brother William Tipping Clear died of disease in 1918; brother Cyril John Clear served in World War I, and brother Frank Clifford was drawn in the ballot. .


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [05 May 2019]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [13 May 2019]; Waimate Cemetery record

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