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Stanley Arthur PEARCE

Regimental number3178
Place of birthKent town, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Address35 Regent Street, Adelaide, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 7.5"
Weight137 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs P McLaren Pearce, 35 Regent Street, Adelaide, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed for 2 years in 78th Bn, senior Cadets; transferred to 78th Bn, Citizen Military Forces (still serving at time of AIF enlistment).
Enlistment date16 June 1915
Place of enlistmentKeswick, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on 14 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll50th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 9 March 1919
Discharge date18 June 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Disembarked Alexandria from Mudros, 29 December 1915 (general Gallipoli evacuation.).

Transferred to 50th Bn, 26 February 1916

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 5 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 12 June 1916.

Wounded in action, 15 August 1916 (shrapnel wound, right arm/leg), and admitted to 1st Australian Rest Station; transferred to 12th Field Ambulance, 26 August 1916; to 24th General Hospital, Etaples, 31 August 1916; rejoined Bn in the field, 2 October 1916.

Admitted to 10th Stationary Hospital, St Omer, 7 October 1916 (not yet diagnosed); rejoined unit, 1 November 1916.

Wounded in action (second occasion), 31 March 1917 (gas poisoning), and admitted to 9th Casualty Clearing Station; transferred to 47th Casualty Clearing Station, 3 April 1917; to 3rd Canadian Stationary Hospital, Doullens, 11 April 1917; discharged to duty, 2 May 1917; rejoined unit, 4 May 1917.

Wounded in action (third occasion), 8 June 1917 (gun shot wound, foot), and admitted 11th Casualty Clearing Station; transferred same day to 77th Field Ambulance; to 58th Scottish General Hospital, St Omer, 8 June 1917; to No 7 Convalescent Depot, 5 July 1917; rejoined unit in the field, 26 July 1917.

Wounded in action (fourth occasion), 5 April 1918 (shrapnel wound, arm), and admitted to 13th Australian Field Ambulance; transferred to Casualty Clearing Station, 6 April 1918; to 30th General Hospital, Calais, 6 April 1918; to England, 10 April 1918, and admitted to Colchester General Military Hospital, 11 April 1918 (gun ashot wound, legs: slight); transferred to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 28 April 1918 (gun shot wound, right thigh); discharged to No 3 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 8 May 1918.

Marched out to Overseas Training Brigade, Longbridge Deverill, 13 September 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Kashmir', 9 March 1919; disembarked Adelaide, 18 April 1919; discharged, 18 June 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death25 September 1940

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