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Stanley Adam PEARSE

Regimental number944
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
Address155 Powell Street, Hawthorn, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Height5' 6.5"
Weight138 lbs
Next of kinG A Pearse, 155 Powell Street, Hawthorn, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 2 years 6 months in 9th Battery, Australian Field Artillery; discharged at own request.
Enlistment date18 August 1914
Place of enlistmentSt Kilda, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 2, Battery 4
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/30/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A9 Shropshire on 20 October 1914
Date of death4 October 1917
Age at death from cemetery records30
Place of burialThe Huts Cemetery (Plot IX, Row C, Grave No. 18), Dickebusch, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: George Adams and Annie PEARSE, 155 Power Street, Hawthorn, Victoria
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Joined the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 8 April 1915.

Disembarked Alexandria, 27 December 1915 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Admitted to 14th Field Ambulance, Tel el Kebir, 10 March 1916.

Appointed Acting Bombardier, 12 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 22 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 28 March 1916.

Promoted Temporary Bombardier, 10 February 1917; Bombardier, 9 April 1917.

On leave to England, 19 September 1917; rejoined unit from leave, 3 October 1917.

Killed in action, Belgium, 4 October 1917.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, PEARSE Stanley Adam

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