(Service number 58587)
|First Rank||Private||Last Rank|
|Date||24 August 1885||Place of Birth||Temuka|
|Address at Enlistment||Temuka|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||Mrs Sarah Ann PEARSE (mother), P. O. Box 13, Temuka|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||New Zealand Expeditionary Force|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||29th Reinforcements, Canterbury Infantry Regiment|
|Date||15 August 1917|
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Prisoner of War Information
|Date of Capture|
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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
|Date||21 April 1953||Age||67 years|
|Place of Death||Christchurch|
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|New Zealand Memorials|
Reginald Pearse was the fifth son of Digory Sargent and Sarah Ann (née Browne) Pearse. Digory and Sarah had married in 1871 at Timaru and had ten children born in South Canterbury. Reginald was called up, and on 25 June 1917, he left with men from the South Canterbury military district for camp. His brother, Richard William Pearse also served in World War I. Another brother, John Brown Pearse, was called up. Reg married Nell Marjorie Henderson in 1928.
Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [24 October 2019]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [25 October 2019]; Timaru Herald, 25 June 1917 (Papers Past) [15 May 2014]
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