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William Pearce

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  • Service number
    5/894 AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    WW1 Private AWMM
    New Zealand Machine Gun Corps, 3 Company AWMM
  • War
    World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    William AWMM
  • Surname
    Pearce AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    5/894 AWMM
  • Gender
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Occupation before enlistment
    WW1 Bushman AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Address before enlistment
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Mary Pearce (mother), Te Kuiti, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
  • Campaign
    1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    5/894 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details
    WW1 1 April 1916 AWMM from Wellington, New Zealand AWMM to Suez, Egypt AWMM HMNZT 49 or HMNZT 50 AWMM
    Vessel was Tahiti or Maunganui AWMM
    Driver AWMM
    11th Reinforcements, Army Service Corps AWMM
    New Zealand Expeditionary Force AWMM

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    WW1 Unknown AWMM
    Private AWMM
    New Zealand Machine Gun Corps, 3 Company AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • William Pearce was the son of Mary Ann Pearce, of 78 Munro St., Seatoun, Wellington, New Zealand, and the late Alexander Pearce. Native of Thames. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Age at death
    29 AWMM
  • Date of death
    12 October 1917 AWMM
  • Cause of death
    Killed in Action AWMM
  • Place of death
    Ypres, Belgium AWMM
  • Death notes
    Ypres, Belgium AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Memorial name
    Tyne Cot Memorial, Tyne Cot Cemetery, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium AWMM
  • Memorial reference
    NZ Apse, Panel 9 AWMM
  • Obituary

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