war memorial at dusk, photographed by Michelle Cooper

Service Record Notes


Pension Record.
Army Reserve.
One Years Service.
Attestation Of
No.172. George Thomas Pearce. The Buffs.
George Thomas Pearce.
St. Johns (St. James?)
Dover, Kent.
Age, 39
Occ. Blacksmith.
Previously served in The Buffs Volunteers.
Born in Dover.
Enlisted August 28th 1914 at Canterbury.
Joined at Canterbury 28/8/14.
The Buffs D. Attested Pte. 28/8/14.
Granted mess office 28/8/16.
3rd Appointed, Posted L/Cpl.22/9/14.
Appointed A/Cpl. 31/7/15.
Appointed A/L/Sgt. 12/12/15.
Discharged. No longer physically fit for war service, 2/6/16. 
Home 28/4/14 to 2/6/16.
Died 4/10/18. Buried St. Mary’s Cemetery.
To Whom Married.
Ellen Jane Horton – Spinster – October 27th 1900 at Deal.
Evelyn Nellie. April 21st 1902. Dover.
Dorothy May. April 6th 1905. Dover.
Percival George. July 26th 1906. Dover.
Winifred Florence. February 10th 1909.
Lilian Selina. February 22nd 1911.
Ivy. 9th April 1915. Dover.
Copy of Death Certificate.
25th April 1915. 5, Union Row Dover - Ivy Pearce – Female – Age 14 days – Daughter of George Thomas Pearce – Lance Corporal East Kent Regiment, 3rd Battalion (Admiralty Labourer) - Premature Birth – G. T. Pearce father present at the death, 5, Union Row, Dover.  
Cause of Discharge. Medically Unfit. Bronchitis (Chronic). May 4th 1916.
Date of origin – November 9th 1916.
Place of Origin – Rowtham, Kent.
Whilst attending a course of field pioneering at Rowtham, he developed a cough and shortness of breath. He returned to Dover in December 1915, and was admitted to Western Heights Hospital with pleurisy.
Cause – ordinary military service and result of exposure to wet and cold.
 8th August 1917. Latest address, Keycol Hill, Sanatorium, Bobbing, Nr. Sittingbourne, Kent.

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