Driver Edward George Pearce

© 2015 Royston Williamson

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.

Born Dorking, Surrey
Lived Dorking, Surrey
Son of Edward and Mary Ann Pearce of Mill Lane, Dorking
Regiment “D” Battalion. 251st Brigade. Royal Horse Artillery
Number 82773
Date of Death 18th April 1918
Place of Death France
Cause of Death Killed in action
Age 25
Cemetery Chocques Military Cemetery, France