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Lloyd Ralph Pearson

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Wreath, 1999, laid by the Greek Community on the Cenotaph in Auckland and later moved to the Hall of Memories, Auckland War Memorial Museum on Anzac Day 1999 in memory of those who died in Greece. - This image may be subject to copyright

Wreath, 1999, laid by the Greek Community on the Cenotaph in Auckland and later moved to the Hall of …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Lloyd Ralph AWMM
  • Surname
    Pearson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    22191 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    24 January 1917 AWMM KohukohuNorthland AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 9 January 1940 AWMM Kohukohu, Hokianga, North Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr Joseph Pearson (father), Kohukohu, Hokianga, North Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1 May 1940 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 9 January 1940 AWMM
    Age 23 AWMM
    Motor Mechanic/Military AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • 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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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Lloyd Pearson was the son of Joseph Pearson and Edith Julia Pearson (nee Cochrane).

    Three brothers went to war: Arthur Joseph Pearson (41554); Loyd Ralph (22191) killed in action and Leslie Samuel Pearson (82441)

    On the 23rd April 1941 Ralph was last seen driving a truck in a 23 Battalion convoy. The unit was withdrawing from Molos, Greece at night. He did not arrive at his destination and was reported missing in Greece.

    Officially declared killed in action and his death registered 29 August 1947

    Informant notes his death date as 23 April 1941 AWMM
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Death

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  • Death
    18 May 1941 AWMM
    Age 24 AWMM
    GreeceEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Athens Memorial, Phaleron War Cemetery, Athens, Greece AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM
    • Hokianga Arch of Remembrance, Kohukohu, Hokianga, New Zealand AWMM

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
    https://www.cwgc.org/find-records/find-war-dead/casualty-details/2629428
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    • Auckland Museum. Roll of Honour, Auckland Province, 1939 - 1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 93/139. AWMM
    • 21 Battalion (Official history of New Zealand in the Second World War 1939-45) AWMM
      Cenotaph data entry form AWMM
    • 21 Battalion (Official history of New Zealand in the Second World War 1939-45) AWMM
      Military Service Record AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 2 (Embarkations to 30th June, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 2: WW2 146 AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
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