Biography of Private Harry Pearce (SP/2547)
9th Battalion Royal Fusiliers
 Regiment
Formerly 24th Royal Fusiliers Regiment
Died 7th October 1916

Soldier

  • Name: Harry Pearce
  • Date of birth: 1884
  • Place of Birth: Bourne, Lincolnshire, England
  • Date of Birth Registration: July – September 1884
  • Place of Birth Registration: Bourne, Lincolnshire, England

Father

  • Name: John Thomas Pearce
  • DOB: 1852
  • Place of Birth: Bourne, Lincolnshire, England
  • Occupation: Postmaster, Printer and Stationer

Mother

  • Name: Harriet March
  • DOB: 1848
  • Place Of Birth: Swinstead, Lincolnshire, England
  • Marriage: 26th February 1876 Swinstead, Lincolnshire, England

Siblings: (Name), (DOB), (POB)

  • William Pearce, 1877, Bourne
  • Evelyn Mary Pearce, 1879, Bourne
  • Elizabeth Pearce, 1881, Bourne
  • Thomas (Tom) Pearce, 1882, Bourne
  • Harry Pearce, 1884, Bourne
  • Edward March Pearce, 1887, Bourne
  • Eliza Pearce, 1889, Bourne

Census

  • 1891: Harry is living with his parents at The Post Office, Market Place, Bourne, Lincolnshire.
  • 1901: Harry can not be found as of yet.
  • 1911: Harry can not be found as of yet.
Relatives in services
  • None found

Marriage

  • No marriage for Harry has been found and we can assume that he never had the opportunity to marry.
Newspaper Mentions
  • None found

Military Records

Attestation Papers
  • None found

Soldier’s Died In The Great War

  • These records show that Private Harry Pearce, SP/2547, 9th Bn London Regiment was killed in action on 7th October 1916 in the Western European Theatre in France and Flanders.

Pension Records

  • None found

Effects Left To

  • Brother William

Medals

  • The British Medal
    The Victory Medal
    The 15 Star

Memorials

  • UK:
  • Bourne, Roll of Honour in Bourne Abbey Church
  • Bourne War Memorial in the Memorial Gardens

 

  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission:
  • In memory of Private Harry Pearce, SP/2547, 9th Bn., Royal Fusiliers Regiment who died on 7 October 1916 Age 32
  • Son of John Thomas and Harriet Pearce, of 45, North Rd., Bourne, Lincs.
  • Remembered with honour, Thiepval Memorial

© Picture taken by South Lincolnshire War Memorials

© Picture taken by South Lincolnshire War Memorials

Military Service Timeline

  • Enlisted in London

 

  • This is ongoing research and will be posted when completed

Sources

  • WW1 Soldier’s Records (www.ancestry.co.uk)
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission

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