|Date of birth|
|Place of birth||Kooringa, South Australia|
|School||Burra Public School, South Australia|
|Address||Kingston Street, Kooringa, South Australia|
|Age at embarkation||23|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs Ann Pearce, Kingston Street, Kooringa, South Australia|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Keswick, South Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||32nd Battalion, A Company|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/49/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on
|The 32nd Bn (Headquarters, Signallers, A, B, C, and D Companies) embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on two ships, HMAT A2 'Geelong', on 18 November 1915, and HMAT A13 'Katuna', on 24 November 1915. The Embarkation Roll does not distinguish between these ships, and it is therefore not possible from the Embarkation Roll to ascertain on which ship an individual embarked.|
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||8th Machine Gun Section|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of death or wounding||Fleurbaix, France|
|Age at death||24|
|Age at death from cemetery records||24|
|Place of burial||Rue-Petillon Military Cemetery (Plot I, Row K, Grave No. 77), France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Commemorated on Hallett War Memorial, South Australia. Photo: Peter Dennis. Parents: Walter and Ann PEARCE, Kingston Street, Kooringa, South Australia|
|Family/military connections||Uncle: 4163 Pte Fredrick Joseph RAJERS, killed in action, France, 9 December 1916.|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Disembarked Suez, 18 December 1915.
Found guilty, 21 January 1916, of disobedience of orders, failing to report on 2 pm parade: awarded 3 days' confined to barracks, and forfeiture of 2 days' pay.
Trnsferred to Machine Gun Section, 9 February 1916.
Transferred to 8th Brigade Machine Gun Company, 9 March 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 16 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.
Killed in action, 20 July 1916.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, PEARCE Walter Stanley|