PEARCE, William John Larcombe
(Service number 72042)

Aliases Jack
First Rank Private Last Rank


Date 16 August 1897 Place of Birth Hammersmith, England

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Winchester, South Canterbury
Occupation Farm hand
Previous Military Experience 2nd South Canterbury Regiment - still serving
Marital Status Married
Next of Kin Mrs W. J. L. PEARCE (wife), c/o Mrs Bell, Winchester, South Canterbury; Mrs Bert Levens (sister), Birkett Street, Temuka
Religion Presbyterian
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Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
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Date 20 October 1920 Age 23 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Temuka Cemetery
Memorial Reference General Section, Row 125, Plot 465
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

William John Larcombe Pearce, known as Jack, was the younger son of William and Mary Pearce. His mother had died prior to his enlistment, about 2 years after coming to New Zealand. The family had migrated about 1900, In January 1901 his brother and his sister Mary Anne entered Temuka School from a London school, while William started at Temuka School in 1901. William married Margaret jane Lindsay on 3 April 1918 at Temuka.


Temuka Cemetery headstone image (Timaru District Council) [26 March 2017]

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