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John Pearce was a timber cutter from Ballarat East. He was born in Ballarat, was single and 24 years old. He enlisted in the 8th Infantry Battalion on 18th August 1914, with Regimental No .386. During his service he was promoted to Sergeant, and transferred to the 1st Pioneer Battalion. He was killed in action at Pozieres on 25tn July 1916. His name is on the Villers¡Bretonneux Memorial, France.
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