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Lloyd Wesley PEARCE

Regimental number1880
Place of birthBurra South Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationCarpenter
AddressAberdeen, Burra, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs. Elizabeth Pearce, Aberdeen, Burra, South Australia
Enlistment date29 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Light Horse Regiment, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/14/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 5 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Field Company Engineers
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 13 June 1917

FateReturned to Australia 19 February 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'This man was one of a working party in front of MESSINES on the night 7th/8th June 1917. A party of infantry retiring from the line broke up the formation, and Sapper PEARCE lost touch with his own party but joined the infantry who were rallied by one of their Officers. Together with this party he carried ammunition to the front line. His conduct and splendid example under fire was notified to his Company Commander by the Infantry party concerned.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 20 December 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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