Lance Corporal George William Pearson, 18441

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Name:  Lance Corporal George William Pearson, 18441

Date of Birth:   1896


In 1911: Cropston Road

In 1918: 74 Martin Street, Leicester, Leicestershire

Parents Names: 

Thomas Pearson (Shoe Machinist)

Mary Pearson

Occupation before the war:   Shoe hand pressman

Siblings Names:

Harry Elisha b.1898  |  Sophia Jane b.1890  |  Frances Rose b.1893  |  Thomas Cyril b.1903

Date Died:   21.5.1918

Age:   23

Place of Death:   The Somme

Place of Burial/Memorial:  Pozieres Mem., Somme, France

Cause of death:   Died in action


7th Battalion

Leicestershire Regiment


Victory medal

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.