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Pearce, Charles George (1884–1921)

The death occurred on August 8 of Captain Charles George Pearce, Australian Field Artillery, A.I.F. Captain Pearce was an original Anzac, having enlisted in August, 1914, as a gunner in the original 2nd Battery, 1st Australian Division. He was present at the Gallipoli landing and served throughout the campaign, gaining his commission as lieutenant shortly before n the evacuation. He subsequently served as an officer in the 3rd and 8th Field Artillery Brigade in France until September, 1918, when he returned home on Anzac leave. He was twice wounded, and his death was mainly due the effects of severe gassing. In civil life Captain Pearce was a mining engineer and mine manager. He was buried at Waverley Cemetery with military honours.

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'Pearce, Charles George (1884–1921)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/pearce-charles-george-14279/text25341, accessed 30 November 2021.

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