Bertram Wellesley PEARSE


PEARSE, Bertram Wellesley

Service Number: 728
Enlisted: 14 November 1914
Last Rank: Trooper
Last Unit: 3rd Light Horse Regiment
Born: Burra, South Australia, 20 September 1881
Home Town: Burnside, Burnside City Council, South Australia
Schooling: Public School & Winham College
Occupation: Sheep Farmer
Died: Died of wounds, Gallipoli, 25 May 1915, aged 33 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
From Director of Records Imperial War Graves Commission. London W. I. 12/3/1925. Missing
Tree Plaque: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Adelaide Grand Masonic Lodge WW1 Honour Board, Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Burra District WW1 Honor Roll, Burra WW1 & WW2 War Memorial, Lone Pine Memorial to the Missing, Rose Park Burnside District Fallen Soldiers' Memorial
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World War 1 Service

14 Nov 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, SN 728
2 Feb 1915: Involvement Private, SN 728, 3rd Light Horse Regiment, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
2 Feb 1915: Embarked Private, SN 728, 3rd Light Horse Regiment, SS Hessen, Melbourne
25 May 1915: Involvement Trooper, SN 728, 3rd Light Horse Regiment, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Bertram Wellesley PEARSE was born on 20th September, 1881 in Burra, South Australia

His parents were Thomas Henry PEARSE & Emily Elizabeth HILES

He married Irene Elphinstone SAWERS in South Australia in 1903 - one known daughter, Beryl Dorothy Elphinstone PEARSE b. 1904