Edward Leslie PEARCE


PEARCE, Edward Leslie

Service Numbers: 2756, 2756B
Enlisted: 26 July 1915, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 10th Infantry Battalion
Born: Brompton, South Australia, 24 January 1897
Home Town: Croydon Park, Port Adelaide Enfield, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Grocer
Died: Killed in Action, France, 19 August 1916, aged 19 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Bowden Way Memorial Methodist Church Honour Roll, Hindmarsh Star of Freedom Tent No 4 IOOR WW1 Roll of Honor, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

26 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Adelaide, South Australia
27 Oct 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2756, 27th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières
27 Oct 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2756, 27th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Benalla, Adelaide
19 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2756B, 10th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières
Date unknown: Involvement SN 2756, 10th Infantry Battalion

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Mrs. E. Pearce, Princess-street, Croydon, has been officially notified that her youngest son, Private E. L. Pearce (reported missing on August 19, 1916), was killed on that date. He enlisted on August 2, 1915, left for the front in Ootober, 1915. He was educated at the Hindmarsh public school. He possessed a bright and genial disposition, which won for him many friends." - from the Adelaide Advertiser 16 Jul 1917 (nla.gov.au)