CEF Soldier Detail

Private Thomas Winston Churchill Pearson
Died: September 13, 1984

Regimental Number:
802314
Survived War:
Yes
Force:
Army
Regiment:
Canadian Infantry
Battalion:
Canadian Infantry
Company:
Place of Birth:
Cairngorm, Ontario
Country:
Canada
Next of Kin:
Mrs Fred Merrick, Strathroy, Ontario, mother.Thomas later married Alma Swift
Address at Enlistment:
R.R.3,Strathroy, Ontario
Date of Birth:
August 24, 1899
Trade or Calling:
Farmer
Marital Status:
Single
Prior Military Experience:
No
Place of Enlistment:
London, Ontario
Date of Enlistment:
November 25, 1915
Age at enlistment:
16
Height:
5 Feet 8 Inches
Chest:
35 Inches
Expansion:
4 Inches
Religion:
Methodist
Enlisted or Conscripted:
Enlisted
Saw service in:
Europe    
Cause of Death:
Survived
Battle Died/Wounded:
Wounded if France,1917. Took part in Vimy Ridge battle.
Date of Death:
September 13, 1984
Age at Death:
85
Buried at:
Strathroy Municipal Cemetery, Adelaide, Middlesex, Ontario
Plot:
Commemorated:
Strathroy, Ontario
 
Prisoner of war:
No
Interned:
Gender:
Male
Ethnic Origin:
Caucasian
LAC Reference: RG150 Accession 1992 - 93/166 Box 7689 - 47
Research Notes

Inserted information October 13, 2014 by S.V. Pearson  (no relation to Thomas) Stettler, Alberta

Sources: Attestation document and  "Our Canada" magazine, Oct/Nov 2014 issue

Rank Regiment Unit Company
Private Canadian Infantry Canadian Infantry

Private Pearson's actual birthday was August 24, 1899, however he was marked down as born in 1897 on his Attestation. See his story in the "Our Canada" magazine, Oct/Nov 2014 issue.

Pearson also enlisted in WW2 1942, RCEME at central mechanization depot in London, England doing vehicle repair and maintenance. He rose to rank of Staff Sargeant.