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Arthur Percy PEARSON

Regimental number2142
Place of birthKilkenny South Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationHorse-driver
AddressWillmott Street, Glanville, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMother, Mrs. Catherine Pearson, Willmott Street, Glanville, South Australia
Enlistment date3 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Light Horse Regiment, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/14/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 16 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Light Horse Regiment
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal (Altered from Military Medal)


Refers 2 April to 8 May 1918.
List dated 4 September 1918.
Recommendation date: "Unspecified"

FateReturned to Australia 26 July 1919
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during operations in the Jordan Valley on the 2 April to 8 May, 1918. On more than one occasion he gave his company commander very able assistance in connexion with dangerous reconnaissance of enemy territory in the vicinity of his post in Wadi Mellahah. His conduct throughout was most exemplary and praiseworthy.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 135
Date: 11 December 1919

Family/military connectionsBrother: 2208 Pte Frank PEARSON, 14th Light Horse Regiment, returned to Australia, 24 July 1919.

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