Name: Lance Corporal George William Pearson, 18441
Date of Birth: 1896
In 1911: Cropston Road
In 1918: 74 Martin Street, Leicester, Leicestershire
Thomas Pearson (Shoe Machinist)
Occupation before the war: Shoe hand pressman
Harry Elisha b.1898 | Sophia Jane b.1890 | Frances Rose b.1893 | Thomas Cyril b.1903
Date Died: 21.5.1918
Place of Death: The Somme
Place of Burial/Memorial: Pozieres Mem., Somme, France
Cause of death: Died in action
British War Medal
Any other information (e.g. Service Record/ appearance etc)
- The POZIERES MEMORIAL relates to the period of crisis in March and April 1918 when the Allied Fifth Army was driven back by overwhelming numbers across the former Somme battlefields, and the months that followed before the Advance to Victory, which began on 8 August 1918. The Memorial commemorates over 14,000 casualties of the United Kingdom and 300 of the South African Forces who have no known grave and who died on the Somme from 21 March to 7 August 1918.
- He left any monies to his mother.