PEARSE, Edward Henry Fortescue
(Service number 51436)

Aliases Ted
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Date 12 April 1893 Place of Birth Timaru

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Gleniti, Timaru
Occupation Farm hand
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Mrs J. PEARSE (mother), Gleniti, Timaru
Religion Church of England
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Date 24 December 1960 Age 67 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Timaru Cemetery
Memorial Reference General Section, row 55, Plot 1007
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Edward Henry Fortescue was the son of Edward Henry and Jessie (née Gould) Pearse. He married Aura Evelyn Riddle, in 1920 at Chalmers Church, Timaru.


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

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