Edward Franklin PEARCE

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PEARCE, Edward Franklin

Service Number: 5632
Enlisted: 7 April 1916, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 27th Infantry Battalion
Born: Caltowie, South Australia, 1893
Home Town: Whyte-Yarcowie, South Australia
Schooling: Whyte-Yarcowie State School
Occupation: Farm labourer
Died: Killed in Action, Polygon Wood, Belgium, 29 October 1917
Cemetery: Perth Cemetery (China Wall), Ypres
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Terowie Institute Honour Board, Whyte-Yarcowie War Memorial, Yarcowie District Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

7 Apr 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 5632, 27th Infantry Battalion, Adelaide, South Australia
12 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 5632, 27th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
12 Aug 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 5632, 27th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ballarat, Adelaide
14 Oct 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 27th Infantry Battalion
29 Oct 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 5632, 27th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres

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Biography

"...5632 Private Edward Franklin Pearce of Caltowie, South Australia. A farm labourer before enlisting in April 1916, Pte Pearce formed part of the 15th Reinforcements of the 27th Battalion. He spent just over a week as a Lance Corporal before being killed by shrapnel whilst on a fatigue party on Anzac Ridge near Broodseinde on 29 October 1917." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)