Born: 10 September 1878 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised on 9 October the same year in St. Alkmund’s Parish Church, Whitchurch.
Family: He was the fourth of seven children born to Richard Pearson, a bank manager, and his wife Annie (nee Newsom). No marriage can be traced for Richard.
Residence: In 1881 he lived with his family at 25 Leicester Street, Leicester; by 1891 they had moved to Market Street, Tamworth, Staffordshire. In 1901 Richard would have been serving in the Boer War in South Africa.
Employment: In 1900, when enlisting he gave his occupation as a mining engineer.
Died: In 1941 in Valparaiso, Chile, aged 63.
WW1 military details not known
Other Information: Richard served in the Boer War with the North Staffordshire Regiment (Private 7155) between 16 January 1900 and March 1901.