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William George Pearson


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Is this him on CWGC?

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and a bit more from Ancestry


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Hello. Adding to @jonbem post P.O. Mech William George Pearson F10058 was born in Hockworld cum Wilton, Norfolk on the 21st August 1891. William joined the Royal Navy Air Service on the 16th November 1915 and, according to Fold3, served with the Russian Armoured Car Division. Interestingly, his record appears to show him killed in action on the 1st July 1917.  

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1 hour ago, lonewolf said:

Yes this is the one.



There is a very detailed account of William's life and service in the Nottinghamshire County Council Roll of Honour including an obituary in the Worksop Guardian, dated the 20th July 1917, an excerpt of which is pasted below. 


".........He joined Commander Locker-Lampson’s Armoured Car Brigade in November, 1915 and proceeded to Russia, where they had most wonderful experiences, which have been recorded from time to time. The Squadron to which Pearson belonged saw active service in Armenia, Romania and elsewhere, being recently sent to the Galician Front, two cars leading the attack on the Brezazany Heights on Sunday, July 1st, where the brave boy, volunteering for especially dangerous duty, and gave his life for King and Country, and died a hero’s death. Mrs Pearson has the sympathy of her many friends in Worksop in her great sorrow.'


The article also explains the role of the Royal Navy Air Service Russian Armoured Cars and the men that crewed them.




In addition to the CWGC at Poznan, William is also commemorated at St Anne's Church Memorial Cross in Worksop, listed fourth from the top on the 1917 plaque.


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Volgende vraag: is er ook bijkomende info te verkrijgen over Rifleman, William Dickson, 2782, 1st/6Bn. The King's (Liverpool regiment).

Gestorven op 28 april 1915. Leeftijd 23.

Waar hij heeft gevochten en waar hij is gesneuveld.



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