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Ernest PEARCE

Regimental number1776
Place of birthSt Kilda, Victoria
SchoolBrighton Rd State School, St Kilda, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationTinsmith
Address10 Alma Place, St Kilda, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinSister, Irene Pearce, 10 Alma Place, St Kilda, Victoria
Enlistment date28 February 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll22 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit name2nd Pioneer Battalion, Reinforcement 2
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/14/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 8 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 2 October 1917
Place of death or woundingBelgium
Age at death27
Age at death from cemetery records27
Place of burialHooge Crater Cemetery (Plot I, Row F, Grave No. 13), Zillebeke, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
172
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Mary PEARCE, 10 Alma PLlace, St. Kilda, Victoria

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