|Place of birth||Horsham, Victoria|
|Address||Dimboola Road, Horsham, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||28|
|Next of kin||Father, J Pearson, Dimboola Road, Horsham, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||6th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/23/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||58th Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Age at death from cemetery records||29|
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||V.C. Corner (Panel No 14), Australian Cemetery, Fromelles, France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: John and Mary PEARSON, Dimboola Road, Horsham, Victoria|
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front
Joined 6th Bn, Gallipoli, 27 May 1915.
Disembarked Alexandria, ex-Lemnos, 7 January 1916.
Transferred to 58th Bn, 17 February 1916; taken on strength of 58th Bn, Serapeum, 17 February 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 17 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.
Wounded in action, 19 July 1916.
Report of 10 September 1916, 'Pte Pearson was seen to get back to our lines, badly wounded, but nothing further is known of him'.
Ruling by Assistant Adjutant General, 6 December 1916, 'no further report obtained from A.I.F. Headquarters or unit, now posted as Wounded and Missing, 19 July 1916'.
Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 1 September 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.
Handwritten note on B.103, 'Buried in vicinity of Fleurbaix'.
Note, Red Cross File No 2120603: 'No trace Germany. Cert. by Capt. Mills 10.10.19.'Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, PEARSON William John
Red Cross file 2120603