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Walter Henry PEARCE

Regimental number62
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationStorekeeper
AddressGeorge Street, Thebarton, Adelaide, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation38
Height5' 6.5"
Weight168 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs C. J. Pearce, George Street, Thebarton, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed for 13 months in the 4th Imperial Bushmen, South Africa; 3 years in the 17th Light Horse Pom Pom Section.
Enlistment date19 August 1914
Place of enlistmentMorphettville, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Light Horse Regiment, Machine Gun Section
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/8/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board TRANSPORT A17 Port Lincoln on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 3 February 1915
Discharge date11 March 1915
Other details

War service: Egypt

Embarked Adelaide, 20 October 1914.

Found guilty, 6 November 1914, of breaking camp: awarded 14 days' detention.

Found guilty, 2 January 1915, of being absent without leave, 1-2 January 1915: awarded 7 days' confined to barracks.

Found guilty, 6 January 1915, of being absent without leave, 2-5 January 1915: awarded 168 hours' detention.

Discharged, Maadi, 28 January 1915 ('Unsuitable for Active Service'; character 'indifferent').

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Kyarra', 5 February 1915; discharged Melbourne, 11 March 1915 (disciplinary reasons).

Automatically forfeited eligibility for war medals.
SourcesNAA: B2455, PEARCE Walter Henry

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