PEARSON, George Alexander
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|First Rank||Last Rank||Second Lieutenant|
|Date||23 June 1891||Place of Birth||Alloa, Scotland|
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|Marital Status||Single. Married 1918|
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|Served with||New Zealand Armed Forces (?)||Served in||Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders|
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|Other Units Served With||Royal Air Force|
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|Date||15 August 1966||Age||75 years|
|Place of Death||Timaru|
|Notices||Timaru Herald, 16 & 17 August1966|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Bromley Crematorium, Christchurch|
|New Zealand Memorials|
George Alexander Pearson was born on 23 June 1891 at alloa, Clackmannanshire, Scotland, the sone of Andrew and Isabella (née McQueen) Pearson. In 1901 George was a scholar at home with his family at Alloa. When war broke out he was a reporter and journalist in Timaru. George's (only) brother, Robert McQueen Pearson was killed in action on 2 November 1916 at the Somme. Was George there when he was killed? Both George and Robert served with the Argyll an dSutherland Highlanders. George was related to George and Agnes (née Aitken) Pearson, of Timaru, with whom he resided when he first lived in Timaru and worked as a reporter for the Timaru Herald. George Alexander married on 1 June 1918 at Dollar, Scotland. His wife, Isabella Gray Pearson died in 1951, George married again.
Timaru Herald, 12 January 1916, 7 April 1916, 29 August 1916, 15 November 1919, Press, 26 January 1937 (Papers Past) [15 May 2014; 29 August 1916] ; Timaru Herald, 16 August 1966, 17 August 1966 [x 2] (Timaru District Library) [09 January 2017]; NZ Defence Force Personnel Records (Archives NZ ref. AABK 22525 W5712 B.R. 37/3014) [15 January 2017]; Probate record (Archives NZ/FamilySearch) [13 June 2017]
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