This picture is from the early 1920's and is of all the Post Office Staff. John Gear
can be seen in the front row, third from the right, his face partially covered in shadow. Also in this photo is Provost Robert Blance
, in the back row second from the right, Charles Manson
, councillor, back row second from the left and William G. Smith
, also a councillor, to the right of him.
John Gear (b. 28 May 1904, Lerwick, d. 8 March 1992, Aberdeen) was a Post Office clerk, telegraphist, Lerwick Town Councillor and Up Helly-Aa Guizer Jarl in 1935.