Reginald Henry PEARMAN

Regimental number5174
Place of birthKingston On Thames England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationGrocers assistant
AddressProspect Road, Prospect, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Mrs B F Pearman, Prospect Road, Prospect, South Australia
Enlistment date15 November 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 25 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

'Gallantry and devotion to duty during the capture of Lihons.'
Recommendation date: 19 August 1918

FateReturned to Australia 24 December 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in South Australian Garden of Remembrance

Military Medal

'For gallantry and devotion to duty. During the capture of LIHONS by the 10th Battalion on 11th August, 1918, Pte. PEARMAN was in charge of a party of Signallers who connected the front line Companies to Battalion Headquarters by telephone under heavy shell fire. Heavy enemy shelling continually broke the line but he repaired it time after time until he was badly wounded in the eye. His coolness and daring in following close up in rear of the advancing Companies enabled communication to be quickly established, and his splendid behaviour throughout the day undoubtedly proved a great incentive to the men of his section to do their best.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death21 May 1977