PEARCE, John Joseph Langley
(Service number 38867)

First Rank Second Lieutenant Last Rank Second Lieutenant


Date Unknown Place of Birth

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment
Occupation Bank clerk
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Mrs Mary Pearce (mother), 17 Fritz Street, Timaru, New Zealand [now Clifton Terrace]
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship Specialist Company
Date 16 November 1917
Transport Tahiti
Embarked From Wellington, New Zealand Destination Liverpool, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Canterbury Infantry Regiment, 1st Battalion

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

Post-war Occupations


Date 25 August 1918 Age 25
Place of Death France
Cause Died of wounds
Memorial or Cemetery Bagneux British Cemetery, Gezaincourt, Somme, France
Memorial Reference V. C. 25.
New Zealand Memorials On Memorial wall, Timaru

Biographical Notes

John Pearce was the son of George and Mary Pearce, of 22 Ridlers Crescent, Petone, Wellington, New Zealand. Native of Timaru.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [28 Dec 2013]; Military Record - Archives New Zealand, Wellington Office Item ID R20799921 and Item IDR7880652; Probate held at Archives New Zealand, Wellington Office Item ID R22224616 and R22226681

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