Thank you to Wendy Shuttleworth for the following research.
Edward George Pearce was born in Dorking on 15th January 1893, the son of Edward and Mary Ann. He was baptised at St. Martin’s Church, Dorking on 21st April the same year.
In 1901 the family were living at 28 Mill Lane, Edward snr was working as a Brewer’s Labourer.
In 1911, Edward was living at Hope Villa, Barnham, Sussex with William Arnell and the Arnell family. Edward was working as a gardener.
Edward enlisted in Kingston-Upon-Thames to 251st Brigade, D Battalion, Royal Horse Artillery as a driver with the regimental number 82773.
Edward was killed in action in France on the 18th April 1918 aged 25. He was buried in Chocques Military Cemetery, France.
|Son of||Edward and Mary Ann Pearce of Mill Lane, Dorking|
|Regiment||“D” Battalion. 251st Brigade. Royal Horse Artillery|
|Date of Death||18th April 1918|
|Place of Death||France|
|Cause of Death||Killed in action|
|Cemetery||Chocques Military Cemetery, France|