Report on the death of Frederick Phillips Pearson of Whitchurch, Shropshire in De Ruvigny’s Rollof Honour 1914-918
His Lieutenant wrote;
"A shell came over which did not explode but crashed in a dugout burying two men, one of which was lying in the debris wounded. Pearson and a another man at once got to work to dig them out, and had just succeeded when another shell came over, and a piece of shrapnel struck Pearson on the head. I took him up myself, but to no purpose, he was hit badly. We all recognised his position and others like him nobly served their country by joining in the ranks. He was actually killed trying to save the lives of other men, which I take it is the greatest thing a man can do. On all sides one hears the men talking about him, and there is no doubt he is a loss to the Regiment."
De Ruvigny’s Roll of Honour 1914-918