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Charles George Pearce (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 19 April 2024.

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Life Summary [details]

Birth

February, 1884
Deniliquin, New South Wales, Australia

Death

8 August, 1921 (aged 37)

Cause of Death

war wounds

Religious Influence

Includes the religion in which subjects were raised, have chosen themselves, attendance at religious schools and/or religious funeral rites; Atheism and Agnosticism have been included.

Occupation
Military Service