Māori › William Pearce Born 15 June 1887 - Died 12 October 1917 PDF Key details Service numberWWI 5/894 AWMM Also known as Armed force / branchArmy AWMM Last rankWW1 Private AWMM New Zealand Machine Gun Corps, 3 Company AWMM WarWorld War I, 1914-1918 AWMM Enquire Lay a poppy Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1917 - No known copyright restrictions View gallery Hide sources Show empty fields Identity About Contribute › Title ForenamesWilliam AWMM SurnamePearce AWMM Ingoa Also known as Service numberWWI 5/894 AWMM GenderMale AWMM Iwi Hapū Waka Rohe Religion Images and documents Images Contribute › Documents Contribute › Civilian life About birth Contribute › Birth15 June 1887 Noel Smith and Lyn Griffiths research Date of birth Place of birth Birth notes Address before enlistment Post war occupation Next of kin on embarkationMrs Mary Pearce (mother), Te Kuiti, New Zealand AWMM Relationship status Service Wars and conflicts Contribute › WarWorld War I, 1914-1918 AWMM Campaign1914-1919 Western Front AWMM Armed force / branchArmy AWMM Service numberWWI 5/894 AWMM Military service Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers Military decorations Contribute › Medals and Awards Training and Enlistment Contribute › Military training Branch Trade Proficiency EnlistmentWW1 Unknown AWMM Bushman/Civilian AWMM Occupation before enlistment Age on enlistment Embarkations Contribute › Embarkation detailsWW1 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/Military AWMM 11th Reinforcements, Army Service Corps AWMM New Zealand Expeditionary Force AWMM Prisoner of war Contribute › Capture details Days interned Liberation date Liberation Repatriation POW liberation details POW serial number Medical history Contribute › Medical notesKilled in Action, Cause of Death AWMM Last known rank Contribute › Last rankWW1 Unknown AWMM Private AWMM New Zealand Machine Gun Corps, 3 Company AWMM Biographical information Biographical information Contribute › 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 Contribute › Death12 October 1917 AWMM Age 29 AWMM Ypres, Belgium AWMM Date of death Age at death Place of death Cause of deathKilled in Action AWMM Death notes Cemetery Cemetery name Grave reference Obituary Memorial name Memorial reference Memorials Memorial Contribute › Memorial nameTyne Cot Memorial, Tyne Cot Cemetery, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium AWMM Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM Roll of Honour Remember William Pearce by laying a poppy. Walter James Pearce Wilfred Francis Pearce William Pearce William George Pearce William Gordon Pearce Lay a poppy for 2021 Leave a note Leave a tribute or memory of William Pearce Leave a note Contribute › Processing Related objects Surcingle : official organ of the Silent Sixth Rfcts, New Zealand Expdy Force Library / Pictorial › publication [At sea] D526.2 SUR Roll of Honour, Auckland Province (digital copy) Library / Pictorial › manuscripts and archives MS-2016-2 Sources Sources Contribute › External linksMilitary personnel file http://www.archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewFullItem.do?code=20799949 Further Reference A Street Near You record https://astreetnearyou.org/person/848060/- Further Reference Commonwealth War Graves Commission Casualty record https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/848060 Further Reference DocumentsNew Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1917). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM 28: 24 AWMM Roll of Honour, Auckland Province (digital copy), 1914 - 1919. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-2016-2. AWMM This record was partially completed by information provided by Noel George Smith and Lyn Griffiths (2021). AWMM The development of the Online Cenotaph is an ongoing process; updates, new images and records are added weekly. In some cases, records have yet to be confirmed by Museum staff, and there could be mistakes or omissions in the information provided.Online Cenotaph Data by Auckland War Memorial Museum is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.