PEARSE, Reginald
(Service number 58587)

Aliases Reg
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Date 24 August 1885 Place of Birth Temuka

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Temuka
Occupation Farmer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Mrs Sarah Ann PEARSE (mother), P. O. Box 13, Temuka
Religion Church of England
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 29th Reinforcements, Canterbury Infantry Regiment
Date 15 August 1917
Transport Ruahine
Embarked From Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

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Date 21 April 1953 Age 67 years
Place of Death Christchurch
Memorial or Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

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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