Commonwealth War Graves - Frederick E. G.Pearce

Author: Doug Larsen
Date published: 08/11/2011
© Doug Larsen

Commonwealth War Graves

Name:

Pearce, Frederick E. G.

Place and Date of Birth:

 

Place of Residence:

Albert Road, Newbury

Family:

Son of David Pearce, husband of Mary and father of their four children

Military Record

 

Rank:

Private

Service Number:

16533

Regiment/Service:

Royal Berkshire Regiment

Date of Death:

January 24th, 1917

Age at Death:

43

Additional Information:

Fought for 10 years in the South African campaign with the 2nd Berkshire Regiment and volunteered when WWI broke with his old regiment. As an old soldier he was sent over to France within 2 months of joining and was wounded in the head in one of the advances. After two more years of fighting he suffered some more severe wounds to the head and spine and was brought back to England on January 2nd, 1917 to Windsor Hospital. He passed away on the 23rd of January from lockjaw infection.

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His funeral at Newtown Road Cemetery was attended by members of his family and other wounded soldiers.

Named on memorial outside St. Nicolas, Church and at the Baptist Church

 

 

Sources:Personal research, CWG

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