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William PEARSE

Regimental number1116
Place of birthLondon, England
SchoolLondon County Council School, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinSister, Martha Louise Pearse, 22 Sydney Street, City Road, London, England
Enlistment date11 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


'Gallantry and devotion to duty as stretcher-bearer at Poz?eres.'
Recommendation date: 28 August 1916

FateReturned to Australia 4 May 1917
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in South Australian Garden of Remembrance
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Date of death23 June 1959
Place of burialWatervale Cemetery, South Australia

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