Wednesday 3 August 2011

Private Francis Augustus Pearce

Born on 23 November 1884 in Dover, England - husband of Bertha Alice Pearce, Lindsay, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as fireman; married; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 5 inches; chest of 36 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; hazel eyes; black hair.

Joined the 59th Battalion, CEF, in Lindsay, Ontario, on 22 April 1915 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 22 June 1915 (number 410851) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - invalided sick to England on 27 June 1917.

(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)

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