William Ashley Pearce

Name

William Ashley Pearce

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

06/04/1918
20

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Driver
L/11856
Royal Field Artillery
“A” Battery, 180th Brigade

Awards

British War and Victory medals

Cemetery/Memorial

ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY
XXXIII.D.8.
France

UK Memorials

Stevenage Old Town Memorial
St Nicholas' Church Memorial, Stevenage Old Town
Holy Trinity Church Memorial Roll of Honour, Stevenage Old Town

Pre War

William was born in Victoria, London the son of Edith & the late William Pearce. At the time of his death his mother was living at the Sun Hotel in Stevenage.

Wartime Service

On the 28th March 1918 the Battery were in position at the Bois De Vaire where it was very heavily involved in an attack. William Pearce received a Gunshot Wound during this action and was removed to hospital where succumbed to his injuries nine days later. He is buried in the Etaples Military Cemetery, France.

Additional Information

www.stevenageatwar.com

Acknowledgments

Paul Johnson