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Clive Wellington Were (1889–1915)

Grandson of stockbroker and Brighton pionerr Jonathan Binns Were. Educated at Melbourne Grammar School 1903-1906. An excellent rifle shot. Went on the land at Officer. He enlisted in August 1914 in the Public Schools Company of the 5th Battalion. He was killed in the Landing at Gallipoli on April 25, 1915. Commemorated at the Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli. He was 26.

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14 April, 1889
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


25 April, 1915 (aged 26)
Gallipoli, Turkey

Cause of Death

killed in action

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