Ambrose Stanley PEARCE

PEARCE, Ambrose Stanley

Service Number: 679
Enlisted: 28 August 1914, Morphettville, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 10th Infantry Battalion
Born: Hawker, South Australia, Australia , 20 December 1893
Home Town: Quorn, Flinders Ranges, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Carpenter
Died: Killed in Action, Gallipoli, Dardanelles, Turkey, 25 April 1915, aged 21 years
Cemetery: Beach Cemetery - ANZAC Cove
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Memorials: Adelaide Gilles Street Primary School WW1 Honour Roll (New), Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Hawker Residents of Hawker Honour Roll, Hawker Walk of Honour, Hawker War Memorial Park, Hawker and District WW1 Roll of Honor, Quorn War Memorial, Soldiers' Memorial Band Rotunda
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World War 1 Service

28 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Morphettville, South Australia
20 Oct 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 679, 10th Infantry Battalion, ANZAC / Gallipoli, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '10' embarkation_place: Adelaide embarkation_ship: HMAT Ascanius embarkation_ship_number: A11 public_note: ''
20 Oct 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 679, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ascanius, Adelaide

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Private Ambrose Stanley Pearce, the official news of whose death has come to hand was the younger son of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Pearce of Quorn. He was born at Hawker, and was 21 years and eight months old. He was well known in the Hawker and Quorn districts, where he had resided nearly all his life, and for some years was a member of the Hawker Rifle Club, in which he took an active part, and was a good shot. He was employed on the East-West railway, and enlisted from Port Augusta in the first contingent in August last, and left about three months later for Egypt. He was amongst the first to land at Gallipoli, being a member of the 10th Battalion. Two months ago his parents received information from the military authorities in Melbourne that he was wounded. No further particulars came to hand till August 17, when information was received from the same quarter that he had been killed in action. Before sailing for the Dardanelles Private Pearce had written home from Egypt, stating that he was acting as orderly to Colonel McPhee. Private Pearce was single, and the sad news was broken to his mother by the Rev. R. Morris. Besides his parents, Private Pearce left two sisters and a brother. The ladies of the Quorn Cheer-Up Society and the Hawker District Council, at their meetings, decided to send letters of sympathy." - from the Adelaide Chronicle 28 Aug 1915 (