Gordon Dargai Ross Shearer
Rank: Air Mechanic 2nd Grade
Service No: F/17782
Place of Birth: Glasgow
Date of Death: 24/12/1919
Regiment/Service: RN Air Station (Dundee)
Cemetery: Chatham Naval Memorial
Additional information: Son of William Ross Shearer and Margaret Irving Shearer. of Library House, Rutherglen.
Rutherglen Lore information: Son of Mr and Mrs W Ross, Library House, Rutherglen.
De Ruvigny’s Roll of Honour information: Wireless Telegraphist, No F/17782, Royal Naval Air Service, eldest s. of William Ross Shearer of Rutherglen, Librarian, by his wife Margaret, daughter. of Davie Beattie; b 5 Jan 1898; educ. Fair Street School, Rutherglen’ was a sorting clear and telegraphist at Glasgow; joined the Royal Naval Air Service 3 July 1916 and was lost 24 Dec. 1917, through the sinking of a seaplane in the North Sea; unm.
1901 census information:
Address: 1 Greenhill Street, Rutherglen.
Father: William R Shearer (37), , born about 1864 in Rutherglen.
Mother: Margaret (28) born about 1873 in England.
Sister: Euphemia (6) born about 1895 in Rutherglen.
Self: Gordon R (3) born about 1898 in Rutherglen.
Sister: Lilian M (11 months) born about 1900 in Rutherglen.