PEARSE, Richard William
(Service number 63410)

Aliases "Bamboo Dick"
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Date 3 December 1877 Place of Birth Temuka

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Milton, Otago
Occupation Farmer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Digary PEARSE (father), 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 32nd Reinforcements, Otago Infantry Regiment, D Company
Date 21 November 1917
Transport Maunganui
Embarked From Destination
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Last Unit Served With

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Date 29 July 1953 Age 75 years
Place of Death Sunnyside Hospital, Christchurch
Memorial or Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Richard William Pearse was the third 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. Richard was farming at Milton when he called up. Another brother, John Brown Pearse, was called up


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [24 October 2019]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [25 October 2019]

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