PEARCE, John Joseph
(Service number 91069)

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Date 25 April 1881 Place of Birth Timaru

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Cameron Street, Timaru
Occupation Tailor
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Married. One child
Next of Kin Mrs A. T. PEARCE (wife), Oxford Street, Timaru
Religion Roman Catholic
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Date 24 July 1946 Age 65 years
Place of Death Mental Hospital, Christchurch
Notices Timaru Herald
Memorial or Cemetery Timaru Cemetery
Memorial Reference General Section, Row 100, Plot 145
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

John Joseph Pearce was the son of John and Mary Pearce. He married Annie Tresa (Teresa) Kennedy on 5 November 1912 at timaru. A son, John Stephen Pearce, was born on 22 August 1915 at Timaru.


Timaru Cemetery headstone image (Timaru District Council) [03 October 2017]

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