Albert Warren PEARCE

Albert Warren PEARCE

Per his military service record (Depot), Albert Warren Pearce was born at Richmond, N.S.W. He gave his age as 38 years and 7 months, his marital status as single, and his occupation as labourer. His description on his medical was height 6 feet tall, weight 12 stone 7 lbs., with a fair complexion, blue eyes, and fair hair. His religious denomination was Anglican. He claimed to have had six years previous military service in the Royal Australian Artillery. He completed his medical on 7th October 1915 at Gilgandra, and was attested by Captain Nicholas on 9th October 1915 at Gilgandra.

After completing the Coo-ee March he went to Liverpool Camp as reinforcement for the 13th Battalion.

Following a further medical examination before the Medical Board after arriving at Liverpool Camp with the Coo-ees, Private Pearce was discharged on 29th November 1915 as medically unfit, with defective vision.

On 21st March 1916 Albert Warren Pearce re-enlisted at Dubbo, N.S.W. He passed his medical examination, and was attested at Dubbo, on 23rd March 1916. He trained at Dubbo Depot Company as a reinforcement for the 46th Battalion, until 17th April 1916.

Private Pearce was transferred to Liverpool Camp on 18th April 1916, as reinforcement for the 1st Battalion.

On his embarkation roll his address at time of enrolment was Teroit Street, Richmond, N.S.W., and his next of kin was listed his mother, J. [Jane] Pearce, at the same address.

On 9th September 1916 Private Pearce (regimental no. 6296) departed Sydney on the HMAT A14 Euripides with the 20th reinforcements for the 1st Battalion.

Private Pearce disembarked at Plymouth, England, on 26th October 1916, and he was sent to the 1st Training Battalion.

On 21st November 1916 Private Pearce marched into camp at Fovant from No. 3 Command Depot at Wool in England. He was later moved to No. 7 Camp at Lark Hill, England.

On 23rd June 1917 he was transferred from the 1st Training Battalion to the 17th Field Ambulance, that was forming at Durrington, England.

On 25th October 1917 the 17th Field Ambulance was disbanded, and Private Pearce was sent to the Australian Army Medical Corps Training Depot at Park House, England.

On 4th November 1917 he was attached to the Group Hospital Sutton Veny, England for duty.

Private Pearce left Avonmouth near Bristol, England, on 2nd of January 1919 aboard the SS Karmala, to return to Australia.

He arrived in Australia on 25th February 1919. He was discharged medically unfit due to defective vision on 13th April 1919.

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