Private Reginald Sears

Reginald Sears was born on November 5th, 1889 to Thomas and Jennie Sears in Welland, Ontario. Reginald worked as a manufacturer in the Waterloo region. He was also a skilled horseman and was qualifying for a commission with the 2nd Dragoons, Brantford in 1915. Reginald did not volunteer to fight in 1914, but following the sinking of the Lusitania on May 7th 1915 he “threw up his commission” and enlisted. Reginald joined the Canadian Expeditionary Force on May 11th, 1915 as a Private in the 4th Regiment of the Canadian Mounted Rifles. Reginald fought in Belgium, but on December 4th, 1915 he was killed in action in the trenches at Ploegsteert. Private Reginald Sears was buried at Berks Cemetery Extension.

Service number: 109591

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“Canadian Virtual War Memorial: Reginald Sears,” Veterans Affairs Canada, accessed March 21, 2015,