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Harry Norman Pearce

In memory of:

Private Harry Norman Pearce

September 17, 1916

Military Service


Service Number:

113482

Age:

20

Force:

Army

Unit:

4th Canadian Mounted Rifles (2nd Central Ontario Regt.)

Additional Information


Son of John and Lucinda Pearce, of 150, Main St., Toronto.

Commemorated on Page 146 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

I. W. 13.

Location:

Becourt is in the Department of the Somme, 2 kilometres on the east side of Albert. The BECOURT MILITARY CEMETERY is on the south side of the road from Becourt to Albert.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Memorial– Photo from the National Memorial Album of Canadian Heroes c.1919. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me.
  • Photo of HARRY NORMAN PEARCE– Photo from the National Memorial Album of Canadian Heroes c.1919. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me.
  • Grave Registration Report– Graves Registration Report Form from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Norm Christie reports that he is the only Canadian soldier in the Becourt Military Cemetery that was not with the Canadian Field Artillery. Christie reports that he was detached from the 4th CMR at the time as a conductor on a supply train. He was accidentally killed when the engine was coupling onto a freight car (see Sacred Places Volume 2 page 84).
  • Circumstances of Death Registers– Circumstance of Death of Private Harry Pearce which confirms the information reported that he was accidentally killed while detached from the 4th Canadian Mounted Rifles and operating as a Conductor on a supply train.
  • Newspaper Clipping
  • Newspaper Clipping 2
  • Memorial– Pte. Harry Norman Pearce is remembered on the PEARCE family memorial located at St. John's (Norway) cemetery, Toronto, Ontario.
  • Inscription

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