Francis Herbert Pearson

First Name: 
Francis
Middle Name: 
Herbert
Last Name: 
Pearson
Date of Birth: 
Saturday, August 20, 1892
Mother's Name: 
Sarah Pearson nee Davis
Father's Name: 
Francis Pearson
Date Enlisted: 
Saturday, September 16, 1916
Rank at Enlistment: 
Pivate
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
35th Battalion
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Thursday, April 29, 1971
Place of Death: 
Wyong, N.S.W.
Details: 

Francis Herbert Pearson (Service No 2684), was born in Bulli, N.S.W.

On 9th November 1915, he married Phyllis Purves.

At enlistment he was 24 years old, worked as a miner and lived in Newcastle, N.S.W.

Francis embarked on HMAT A11 Ascanius, with the 35th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement, on 25th October 1916. He arrived in England on 28th December 1916, and joined the 35th Battalion, in the field, on 9th April 1917. He saw service on the Western Front, until he was wounded in action at Ypres, Belgium, on 12th October 1917. Francis was evacuated to hospital for treatment of gun shot wounds to his left knee. He was repatriated to Australia in January 1918, and discharged medically unfit, on 6th April 1918. A pension was granted to Francis, his wife, and 2 children. The couple eventually had 4 children.

On 26th January 1944, Francis enlisted for service in WW2 and served as Private Pearson (Service No N470255), with the 5th Battalion Volunteer Defence Corps, until 3rd April 1944. He listed his occupation at that time, as a rabbit inspector.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, PEARSON FRANCIS HERBERT

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