Edward Charles Henry Pearce

Memorial: Thornbury - Castle School

Regiment: Australian Imperial Forces

Medals: 1914–15 Star, British War Medal, Next of Kin Memorial Plaque 1914 - 1921, Victory Medal

Rank and number: Trooper 190

Parents: Henry Charles and Eliza Jane Sarah Pearce

Home address: Haywood Farm, Elberton, Olveston, Bristol

Pre-war occupation: Farmer

Date of birth: 1882

Place of birth: Winford, Somerset

Date of death: 07/08/1915

Buried/Commemorated at: Quinn's Post Cemetery (Ref. Sp. Mem. 19.), Anzac Beach, Gallipoli, Turkey

Age: 33

Further information:

Edward Charles Henry Pearce born in Winford, Somerset in 1883. He was the son of Henry Charles of Winford and his wife, Eliza Jane Sarah who was born in Otago, New Zealand. Edward was the brother of Dudley Pearce also commemorated on this memorial. Edward was working on his father’s farm in the 1891 and 1901 Censuses, but after that he emigrated to Australia

On 17th October 1914, whilst in Roma, Queensland, Edward enlisted in the 2nd Australian Light Horse Regiment. He joined the Unit in Egypt where they left their horses and went on to land at Gallipoli on 15th May 1915. Edward died there on 7th August 1915. His name is inscribed on the memorial at Quinn’s Post Cemetery above Anzac Beach, Gallipoli, Turkey

By kind permission, this information is based on the following source(s):

Thornbury Roots Website, Forces War Records and CWGC