Pearcey Harold (Pete) CARLESS

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CARLESS, Pearcey Harold

Service Number: WX19048
Enlisted: 15 January 1942, Claremont, WA
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 2nd/32nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Dunolly, Victoria, 16 June 1914
Home Town: Como, South Perth, Western Australia
Schooling: Not known
Occupation: Hairdresser
Died: Killed in action, New Guinea, 26 November 1943, aged 29 years
Cemetery: Lae War Cemetery
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Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Lance Corporal, SN WX19048
15 Jan 1942: Enlisted Australian Army (Post WW2), SN WX19048, Claremont, WA
15 Jan 1942: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Lance Corporal, SN WX19048, 2nd/32nd Infantry Battalion
15 Jan 1942: Involvement Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Lance Corporal, SN WX19048, 2nd/32nd Infantry Battalion
26 Nov 1943: Involvement Australian Army (Post WW2), Lance Corporal, SN WX19048, 2nd/32nd Infantry Battalion
Date unknown: Discharged Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Lance Corporal, SN WX19048, 2nd/32nd Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Pearcey Harold CARLESS was born at Dunolly, Victoria on 16th June, 1914

His parents were Frederick Walter CARLESS & Ellen MASON

He married Emilia Edith Joyce WALLIS in Perth, WA in 1940 - one child Lynette

He enlisted in Claremont, WA on 15th January, 1942 - he  served in the Middle East & then proceeded to New Guinea

Pearcey was Killed in Action in New Guinea on 26th November, 1943 - he is buried in Lae War Cemetery & his name is memorialised on the Australian War Memorial & the Roll of Honour in Perth, WA

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