Norman Lee Pearce

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First name: Norman

Middle name: Lee

Last name: Pearce

Personal information:

Norman Lee Pearce was born in September 1891 at Hillston, in New South Wales. His father Thomas Pearce was a solicitor in Parkes, his mother was Mary Louise Pearce. Norman worked as a surveyor's assistant before enlisting. His two brothers Thomas and Joseph also fought in WW1 while his sister, also called Mary Louise, remained home in NSW. Norman joined the Australian Imperial Force in Liverpool on 6th April 1915 in the 5th Field Ambulance Unit. He left Australia on 12th May 1915 and served in the above Unit on the Gallipoli Peninsula until evacuated and then transferred to the 13th Field Artillery Brigade on return to Egypt. In November 1916 he fought at the Somme and died there on 20th November 1916. He was buried at 'Cough Drop' Dressing Station near Bazentin le Grand in France

Featured
Ward diary, 6 October 1914 - 28 July 1915
Diary of Eric Harford Ward

More than just this dairy (which is incredibly moving), it's the stories you piece together by reading other material in our collection. While on duty, Eric Ward wrote several letters to his home town paper The Bathurst TimesYou can even get a small glimpse of his life after the war with mention of a wedding. These documents are like pieces of a puzzle that together show a picture of a man who went to war and, thankfully, returned home.

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