2870, PRIVATE SAMUEL GEORGE PEARSE, MM, 2ND MACHINE GUN COMPANY. LATER PROMOTED TO CORPORAL HE ...

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Accession Number H06653
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Print silver gelatin
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
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2870, PRIVATE SAMUEL GEORGE PEARSE, MM, 2ND MACHINE GUN COMPANY. LATER PROMOTED TO CORPORAL HE WAS DISCHARGED FROM THE AIF IN BRITAIN (1ST MACHINE GUN BATTALION) ON 1919-07-18. PEARSE THEN JOINED THE 45TH BATTALION, ROYAL FUSILIERS, FOR ACTION IN RUSSIA (REGIMENTAL NUMBER 133002). AS A SERGEANT HE WAS KILLED IN ACTION NORTH OF EMTSA ON 1919-08-29 AND POSTHUMOUSLY AWARDED THE VICTORIA CROSS.