Joseph William PEARCE MC

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PEARCE, Joseph William

Service Number: Officer
Enlisted: 18 March 1915, Ballarat, Victoria
Last Rank: Captain
Last Unit: 21st Infantry Battalion
Born: Ballarat, Victoria, February 1886
Home Town: Ballarat, Central Highlands, Victoria
Schooling: Geelong College
Occupation: Mine Manager
Died: Killed in Action, Belgium, 4 October 1917
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Ballarat Golden Point State School, Ballarat Old Colonists' Club, Geelong College WW1 Roll of Honour, Menin Gate Memorial (Commonwealth Memorial to the Missing of the Ypres Salient)
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World War 1 Service

18 Mar 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, SN Officer, Ballarat, Victoria
10 May 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 21st Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
10 May 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 21st Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ulysses, Melbourne
29 Aug 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 21st Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
9 Oct 1915: Promoted AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 21st Infantry Battalion
23 Aug 1916: Honoured Military Cross, Battle for Pozières
23 Aug 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Captain, 21st Infantry Battalion
24 Aug 1916: Wounded AIF WW1, Captain, 21st Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières , GSW (chest)
4 Oct 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Captain, 21st Infantry Battalion, Broodseinde Ridge

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