PEARCY, Alderwin
(Service number 6/801)

Aliases Enlisted as Alfred
First Rank Private Last Rank Private


Date 25 November 1889 Place of Birth Timaru

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment 3 Acton Street, Christchurch
Occupation Compositor
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Mrs C. PEARCY, 4 Berry Street, Saint Albans, Christchurch
Religion Anglican
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation Main Body
Unit, Squadron, or Ship Canterbury Infantry Battalion
Date 16 October 1914
Transport Tahiti or Athenic
Embarked From Lyttelton, Christchurch, Canterbury Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

Service Medals
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

June 1918 Not Reported as Severe Case.

Post-war Occupations


Date 29 September 1943 Age 53 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Tauranga Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Alderwin PEARCY was the youngest son of Walter and Sarah Ann (neƩ ORR) PEARCY. Alderwin married Georgina Carr SHORE in 1919. She died 6 months before Alderwin. Alderwin enlisted as Alfred PEARCY.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [19 May 2015]; Tauranga Cemetery headstone transcription (South Canterbury Branch NZSG Cemetery records microfiche) [19 May 2015]; Ellesmere Guardian, 16 April 19138 October 1913, 11 October 1913, 28 February 1914, 11 March 1914 [x 2], 14 March 1914, 10 May 1916, 18 November 1916, 30 May 1917, 19 January 1918, 19 July 1918, 17 November 1920, 30 July 1921, 27 August 1921, 4 February 1922, 27 September 1922, Star, 18 August 1914, Press, 28 August 1914, 21 August 1916, 11 December 1918, 19 September 1934, 20 & 24 October 1934, Sun, 5 September 1914, Manawatu times, 18 November 1915, Ashburton Guardian, 19 August 1915, 18 November 1915, Colonist, 19 November 1915, 21 August 1916, Otago Daily Times, 21 August 1916, Evening Post, 15 June 1918 (Papers Past) [19 May 2015]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [2013]; School Admission Records (South Canterbury Branch NZSG & Canterbury Branch NZSG) [2013; 18 May 2015]; NZ Electoral Rolls ( [2015]

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