The AIF Project

Charles Blackett PEARSON

Regimental number2135
Place of birthGreenwich Western Australia
ReligionChurch of England
Address201 Royal Street, East Perth, Western Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation31
Next of kinWife, Mrs Mary Millwood Pearson, 201 Royal Street, East Perth, Western Australia
Enlistment date28 April 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll1 May 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name44th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/61/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A23 Suffolk on 10 October 1916
Regimental number from Nominal Roll2135A
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll44th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 6 June 1917

Mention in Despatches

Recommendation date: 3 August 1917

Bar to Military Medal

Recommendation date: Unspecified*"

FateReturned to Australia 1 June 1919

Military Medal

'At ST. YVES on the 4th June, 1917, No. 2135A Private Charles PEARSON was a stretcher bearer attached to the daylight raiding party under Lieutenant GAZE. He followed the party accross No Man's Land and into the Boach trenches, where he took part in the fight and killed 2 Germans himself. He, single-handed, dressed two wounded men in the enemy trenches, and carried home on his back another wounded man. Throughout the whole operation he displayed wonderful bravery and coolness in his work and set a great example to his comrades. He is worthy of the highest commendation. A total of 5 Officers and 100 other ranks took part in this raid.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 31 March 1973

MM Bar

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal & Bar, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Print format