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J. W . Pearce


1st Battalion

Killed In Action (KIA) Killed In Action

Medals Earned

  • British War Medal
  • 1914-15 Star
  • Victory Medal
  • Military Cross

Tree Information

  • Species: Not Assessed
  • Planted By: Miss A. Torney
  • Plaque: 615

Additional Info

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Joseph William [Billy] Pearce was a Captain in the 21st Infantry Battalion. He was born in Ballarat, was single, 29 years old, and a mine manager in Ballarat when he enlisted. He earned his Military Cross at Mouquet Farm on the 4th September 1916 ..." although twice wounded, he showed great gallantry and ability in reconnaissance under heavy fire... " He was killed at Broodseinde 4th October 1917. His name is on Menin Gate Memorial, Belgium.
Tree No. 615

Location in Ballarat Avenue of Honour