William PEARCE

Regimental number2561
Place of birthPearcedale, Victoria
Other NamesWilliam Henry
SchoolSomerville State School, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressPiercedale, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinFather, Nathaniel Pearce, Piercedale, Victoria
Enlistment date20 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board SS Makarini on 15 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularEnlisted on the 27th January 1915 and was in camp in Victoria 9 months during that time he was rejected twice but finally passed and sailed from Port Melbourne on the Makarini on the 10th Sept. He was a bombing Sergeant and served at Egypt, Gallipoli and France.
FateDied of wounds 4 July 1916
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death28.11
Age at death from cemetery records28
Place of burialErquinghem-Lys Churchyard Extension (Plot I, Row K, Grave No. 4), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Nathaniel and Mary Brace PEARCE, Pearcedale, Somerville, Victoria