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Leopold Thomas PEARCE

Regimental number342
Place of birthMelbourne Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationStudent
AddressHarcourt Street, Auburn, Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinFather, R.H. Pearce, Harcourt Street, Auburn, Victoria
Enlistment date23 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPTE (AAMC)
Unit nameDivisional Signal Company 1, AMC
AWM Embarkation Roll number22/11/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board TRANSPORT A10 Karroo on 20 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal


'Conspicuous gallantry at Poz?eres.'
Recommendation date: 31 July 1916

FateReturned to Australia 8 January 1919
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry. Discovering that the other teams belonging to his detachment had all become casualties, he went out under heavy fire to recover their gun, and succeeded in so doing. He also carried in two wounded men.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 184
Date: 14 December 1916

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