Pearson John William Pte 4455557

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Personnel Entry

L/Cpl J W Pearson's CWGC headstone.
L/Cpl J W Pearson's CWGC headstone.

Name Pearson John William
Army number 4455557
Rank Pte
Date of birth Born 1918/19.
Age 21 at the time of his death.
Unit Joined The Durham Light Infantry, T, no enlistment date, but almost certainly early May 1939. Posted ? 9th Bn DLI. Posted ? 12th Bn DLI - probably 1/9/1939. Transferred to the Black Watch 1/2/1940, posted 1 TS. Served BEF. KILLED in ACTION 20/5/40, Authority: Casualty L. Category B.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role
Joined Brigade Probably 1/9/1939.
Promotions L/Cpl
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action KILLED in ACTION 20-May-40. Buried Memorial Plot 8, Row F, Grave 3, BUCQUOY ROAD CEMETERY, Ficheux. Headstone inscription reads: "TREASURE HIS SMILE, JUST GONE FOR A WHILE. REMEMBERED. FATHER AND MOTHER".
Home address Son of Henry and Mary Jane Pearson, Bensham. Residence - 10, Ascot Crescent, Bensham, Gateshead.
Source table 1TS