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Morris William PEARSE

Regimental number2461
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
SchoolArmidale Public School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressLlandill Avenue, Strathfield, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMother, Mrs Emily Pearse, Llandill Avenue, Strathfield, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date22 June 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll6 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 14 July 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll53rd Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularServed in Egypt, Gallipoli and France.
FateKilled in Action 16 August 1918
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death22
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialHeath Cemetery (Plot VII, Row H, Grave no. 4), Harbonnieres, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Albert William and Emily Mary PEARSE, 10 Bligh Street, Sydney, New SOuth Wales
Family/military connectionsBrother Capt Ernest Wolesley Pearse.

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