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Pte George Pearson KLR casualty - why no pension card ?


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davidbohl

Pte George Pearson #25751 King's Liverpool CWGC

 

Soldiers Effects state his father was Arthur E. Pearson, it would be handy to find a pension card and confirm this is Arthur Edwin Pearson.

If it is, from census records, we can confirm the casualty is George Francis Pearson, born 1884 Liverpool, son of Arthur Edwin and Elizabeth of Wavertree.

Many thanks

Dave

 

 

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Matlock1418
52 minutes ago, davidbohl said:

Soldiers Effects state his father was Arthur E. Pearson, it would be handy to find a pension card and confirm this is Arthur Edwin Pearson.

The fact that his father was named as the legatee on Soldier's Effects might suggest his mother had pre-deceased his father

His mother would seem likely have been the recipient of a Soldiers Effects and any pension claim if she was alive [at least that seems very common in my experience as they would have been less likely to be in employment c/w a father and soldiers would more normally make remittances to their mother instead]

Fathers seem very much less commonly named on pension claims [and if employed this, and/or lack of remittances, would probably commonly foil such a pension claim]

I couldn't find a pension record(s) at WFA/Fold3.

There need not be one/any as there would have had to have been some prior dependency for a claim to succeed - so perhaps one wasn't made in the first place.

???

Have you found a Soldier's Will? [Unfortunately I haven't]

:-/ M

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davidbohl
11 minutes ago, Matlock1418 said:

Have you found a Soldier's Will? [Unfortunately I haven't]

:-/ M

Thanks for looking, no will on the .Gov website.

His potential father remarried in 1911 to a Margaret Barber.

SDGW says Pte Pearson was born and resided in Liverpool.

With the absence of any other George Pearson's at the time I think Arthur Edwin's family is my choice.

Dave

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Promenade

At embarkation George Pearson nominated his father Arthur Pearson of 2 Alfred Street, Wavertree as his nok. The 1911 census return for 2 Alfred St appears to be missing on FMP but seems to be The Bridge House pub.

 

 

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Promenade

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corisande

This is probably George F's school record. Gives a dob and address in 1896

 

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Find my Past

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davidbohl
11 minutes ago, Promenade said:

his father Arthur Pearson of 2 Alfred Street, Wavertree

 

1 minute ago, corisande said:

George F's school record. Gives a dob and address in 1896

That's good news, I've got Arthur Edwin on the Electoral Rolls at Prince Alfred Road, Wavertree and George himself at 26 Wellington Grove, Wavertree in 1911, single aged 27, which makes him b.1884

It's looking more the promising now

Dave

 

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johnmelling1979

According to a family tree I can confirm

 

Arthur E Pearson married Elizabeth Knowles on 25 Feb 1873
Marriage Place:    Everton, St Augustine, Lancashire, England

 

Children are Lionel, John, Frederick, Henry, GEORGE and Mabel 

 

And by 1911, Arthur is Widower living at 28 Abyssinia, Wavertree

With Elizabeth dying on 19 January 1911

 

 

John

 

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johnmelling1979
1 hour ago, davidbohl said:

Thanks for looking, no will on the .Gov website.

His potential father remarried in 1911 to a Margaret Barber.

SDGW says Pte Pearson was born and resided in Liverpool.

With the absence of any other George Pearson's at the time I think Arthur Edwin's family is my choice.

Dave


Arthur Edwin Pearson

Gender:    Male
Marital Status:    Widowed
Age:    56
Birth Date:    1855
Marriage Date:    02 Oct 1911
Marriage Place:    St. Peter's Church, Liverpool, Lancashire, England
Father:    Edmund Pearson
Spouse:    Margaret Barber

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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davidbohl

Freebmd has him born Mar qtr 1884 in Liverpool

Pearson  George Francis    W. Derby

 

 

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johnmelling1979

At least you now have the right family!

Just so little else to go on

 

Didn't last long though did he, Disembarking on 7\11\1915 and killed 31\1\1916 

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davidbohl

A good result, so once again thanks everybody.

The 1911 census record I identified says he was a labourer for the Wigan Coal and Iron Coy, there is a IWM memorial for them but his name is not on it.

So a small caveat is that he had stopped working for them or the chap on the census is not him.

Still looking.

Dave

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