Frederick Pearce

Personal Details

Born: 7 January 1888 in Berwick upon Tweed, Northumberland and baptised 12 February the same year in Berwick upon Tweed.

Family: He was the second of four children born to William Funnell Pearce, a postmaster, and his wife Isabella Anderson. No marriage can be traced for Frederick.

Residence: In 1891 he lived with his parents and siblings in Castlegate, Berwick upon Tweed. By 1901 they had moved to 3 Elm Villas, Roydon Road, Diss, Norfolk. In 1911 he boarded with his brother Robert Rollo Pearce at 9 Victoria Road, Oswestry, Shropshire. At this time his parents were living at 25 Alkington Road, Whitchurch and this is the address shown on the 1919 Absent Voters’ Register.

Employment: In 1911 he was a post office clerk.

Died: Not known

Military details

Military details cannot be confirmed. Frederick and his brother Robert Rollo were clearly close and it is possible that they both enlisted at the same time. Robert enlisted into the Royal Engineers (number 69253) and there is a Frederick Pearce who served with the Royal Engineers (number 69458). This could be ‘our’ Frederick Pearce.


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