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John Sydney PEARSON

Regimental number810
Place of birthGlenferrie Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
Address8 Rathmines Grove, Auburn, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, J W Pearson, 8 Rathmines Grove, Auburn, Victoria
Enlistment date2 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name23rd Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/40/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 10 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Light Trench Mortar Battery
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Meritorious Servicce Medal

'Work from September 1917 to February 1918.'
Recommendation date: 5 March 1918

FateReturned to Australia 28 March 1919

Meritorious Service Medal

'For conspicuous ballantry and devotion to duty during the period September, 1917, to February, 1918. His coolness under fire, tireless energy, cheerful spirit and conscientious work have been of the greatest value. This N.C.O. has had an unbroken record of 2 1/2 years'excellent service with the Brigade.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 110
Date: 25 July 1918

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Meritorious Service Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death16 July 1968
Place of burialSpringvale Cemetery

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