Saturday 6 August 2011

Private Ernest George Pearse

Born on 10 June 1879 in Exeter, England - husband of Emily Pearse, Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as carpenter; married; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 4 inches; chest of 36 inches fully expanded; medium complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 77th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 15 July 1915 (number 144016) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Bermuda on 6 December 1915 - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - attached to the 4th Canadian Divisional Traffic Police on 20 August 1916 - struck off to the Canadian Labour Pool, CEF, on 9 June 1918.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (, online attestation papers; Canadian War Museum, 19740281-001, Manu 58F 2 3, 207th Canadian Infantry Battalion and 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Nominal Roll; The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa Regimental Museum, A400-0007, Master Personnel List for the 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force)

No comments: