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Joseph PEARCE

Regimental number325
Date of birth20 December 1888
Place of birthSpringhurst Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressSpringhurst, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinJoseph Pearce, Springhurst, Victoria
Enlistment date20 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name4th Light Horse Regiment, B Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/9/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A18 Wiltshire on 19 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Light Horse Regiment
Promotions

2nd Lieutenant


Unit: LH4
Promotion date: 16 August 1915

Lieutenant


Unit: LH ANZAC
Promotion date: 16 October 1915


Unit: XXII Corps Mtd Regt

FateReturned to Australia 3 February 1919
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in digging trenches under heavy shell fire, keeping the men at work by his example. He remained on duty forty eight hours, digging in the trenches, dressing the wounded, and reorganizing the posts which were knocked out.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 15
Date: 4 February 1919

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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