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Walter Josiah Pearse

In memory of:

Second Lieutenant Walter Josiah Pearse

April 9, 1917

Military Service


Age:

26

Force:

Army

Unit:

Royal Horse Artillery

Division:

Z Bty. 5th Bde.

Citation(s):

Military Cross

Additional Information


Son of E. T. W. and May C. Pearse, of Kamloops, British Columbia.

Commemorated on Page 580 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

ECOIVRES MILITARY CEMETERY
Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

VI. C. 13.

Location:

Mont St Eloi is a village in the Department of the Pas-de-Calais, 8 kilometres north-west of Arras. The village stands on high ground overlooking the battlefields of Vimy and Souchez and the main Bethune-Arras road, and the ruined towers that rise from it were used as an observation post during the French attacks at Neuville-St Vaast and Givenchy in May 1915. Ecoivres is a hamlet lying at the foot of the hill, to the south-west and about 1.5 kilometres from Mont St Eloi on the Arras-St Pol line. The ECOIVRES MILITARY CEMETERY is on the D49 road.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Newspaper clipping– From the Daily Colonist of April 15, 1917. Image taken from web address of http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist59y108uvic#page/n0/mode/1up
  • Photo of Walter Josiah Pearse– From the "McGill Honour Roll, 1914-1918".  McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, 1926.
  • War Memorial– Kamloops Cenotaph, Memorial Park, Battle Street and 2nd Avenue, Kamloops, British Columbia.   Includes honour roll tablets listing 189 names for World War I and 92 names for World War II.  Unveiled on May 24th, 1925.   Inscribed:  C.E.F. - NOR TIME NOR TIDE CAN EVER EFFACE THE MEMORY OF OUR GLORIOUS DEAD.
  • Grave Marker– Courtesy Wilf Schofield, England
  • Newspaper Clipping– Source: McGill Daily October 1, 1917

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