PEARCE, William John Larcombe
(Service number 72042)
|First Rank||Private||Last Rank|
|Date||16 August 1897||Place of Birth||Hammersmith, England|
|Address at Enlistment||Winchester, South Canterbury|
|Previous Military Experience||2nd South Canterbury Regiment - still serving|
|Next of Kin||Mrs W. J. L. PEARCE (wife), c/o Mrs Bell, Winchester, South Canterbury; Mrs Bert Levens (sister), Birkett Street, Temuka|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
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|Date||20 October 1920||Age||23 years|
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|Memorial or Cemetery||Temuka Cemetery|
|Memorial Reference||General Section, Row 125, Plot 465|
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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.
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