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Alexander Stewart Edwin PEARCE

Regimental number9961
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationTelegraphist
Address14 Chapel Street, Marrickville, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, A D Pearce, 42 Prospect Street, Moore Park, New South Wales
Enlistment date18 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 1, Reinforcement 13
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/29/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 17 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Divisional Signal Company
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


'Work at Bellicourt on 29 September 1918.'
Recommendation date: 5 October 1918

FateReturned to Australia 12 May 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'For devotion to duty in the operations at BELLICOURT on 29th September, 1918. 2/Corporal PEARCE with two Sappers established and maintained communication often under heavy shell-fire. The Group Switch-board carried the lines of four Field Artillery Brigades and the American Infantry and Tank Corps. By their indefatigable devotion to duty and disregard of personal safety, patrolling lines under heavy shell fire they succeeded in maintaining continuous communication throughout.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

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