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John Absolom PEARCE

Regimental number886
Place of birthLondon England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMiner
Addressc/o J A Pearce, Causeway, Victoria Park, Western Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation44
Next of kinWife, Mrs Annie Pearce, Busselton, Western Australia
Enlistment date24 January 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll31 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name44th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/61/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 6 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll44th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30107 (1 June 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169 (4 October 1917).

FateReturned to Australia 27 August 1917
Family/military connectionsSons: 4106 Pte Arthur Ronald PEARCE, 32nd Bn, returned to Australia, 20 December 1918; 3613 Pte Lionel PEARCE, 4th Pioneer Bn, returned to Australia, 13 April 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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