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John Leslie PEARSON

Regimental number345
Place of birthYarragon, Victoria
SchoolYarragon State School, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressMelbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, James Pearson, Yarragon, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in the Cadets.
Enlistment date19 June 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll21 June 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMachine Gun Company 12, Reinforcement 4
AWM Embarkation Roll number24/17/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Orontes on 16 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Machine Gun Battalion
FateKilled in Action 15 April 1918
Place of death or woundingSailly-le-Sec, Somme Sector, France
Age at death19.6
Place of burialBonnay Communal Cemetery Extension (Row A, Grave No. 14), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James and Agnes PEARSON. Native of Yarragon, Gippsland
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 1114 Pte George Charles PEARSON, 31st Bn, killed in action, 21 July 1916; 3900 Pte Robert Fernley PEARSON, 6th Bn, killed in action, 24 July 1916; Cousins: 2 killed in action; Nephew: killed in action.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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