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Orlando Fedele Lucio Gear1

M, #13013, b. 4 October 1892, d. 16 July 1965
Last Edited: 17 Jun 2020
Orlando Gear


Father*: Charles John Gear1 b. c 1845, d. 7 Jul 1911
Mother*: Sophia Ann Bates Moore1 b. 30 Dec 1858, d. 23 Jun 1911
  • Birth*: Orlando Fedele Lucio Gear was born on 4 October 1892 at Westport, Buller, New Zealand.3,1
  • He was the son of Charles John Gear and Sophia Ann Bates Moore.1
  • Death*: Orlando Fedele Lucio Gear died on 16 July 1965 at Auckland, New Zealand, at age 72.4,1
  • Occupation*: Orlando was warehouseman.4,1
  • Religion*: He was Anglican (Church of England.)4,1
  • Name-Variation: Orlando Fedele Lucio Gear was also known as Fid.1
  • Event-Misc*: Orlando Fedele Lucio Gear and the Auckland 3rd Regiment celebrated their Orlando enlisted on 8 February 1916 at Trentham, UpperHutt, Wellington, aged 23 years. He was recorded as being 5', 11' tall with a fair complexion, brown hair and blue eyes. He has previous military service in the Auckland 3rd Regiment. His last address was Alexander Street, Glenmore (Westport). At the time of enlistment his next of kin was his brother Alexander Gear, Alexander Street, Glenmore. After marriage his next of kin was Mrs O F Gear (wife), 14 Sunnyside Road, Mt Eden, Auckland. He was promoted from corporal to sergeant on 25 April 1916.
    In France on 19 January 1919 he had a haemorrhage of the lungs.
    He served a total of 3 years 266 days, of which 2 years 357 days were served overseas. He was discharged on 31 October 1919 in consequence of being no longer fit for war service. between 1916 and 1919 at France (1916-18).4,1

Military Service

  • Military Service*: Orlando Fedele Lucio Gear served with the Auckland Infantry Battalion between 1914 and 1915 A Coy, Auckland Infantry Battalion, # 18903 (corporal, sergeant major.)4,1


  • Reference LGB*: Reference: 233.1


  1. [S123] LGB, Tait Gear & related surnames in "LGB GEDCOM via FB", listserve message to Facebook, 2015. Printout dated 11/11/2015, [Nov 2015]. Hereinafter cited as LGB GEDCOM.
  2. Ancestry trees BM [Jun 2020]
  3. [S97] Unknown author BMD index, n.pub., n.p., unknown edition (unknown publish date) unknown isbn.
  4. [S95] Unknown author Military documents, n.pub., n.p., unknown edition (unknown publish date) unknown isbn.