ID numberH06653
Collection typePhotograph
Object typeBlack & white - Print silver gelatin
Description2870, 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.