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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Charles Blackett PEARSON

Born 1884 in Greenough, Western Australia [16]
Son of Robert Blackett PEARSON and Emma Elizabeth STOKES [15]
Married Mary Millward CONNOLLY on 19 February 1908 at the Holy Trinity Church in Walkaway [31: 26-Feb-1908]
Farmer of Viamede Farm in Mount Erin, east of Nanson, 1908-1910 [31: 26-Feb-1908] [50]
Enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force on 29 April 1916 [94]
Gave his wife Mrs Mary M. PEARSON as his next of kin, her address during the war being 201 Royal Street, East Perth WA [94]
Embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia for active service abroad on the H.M.A.T. A23 Suffolk on 10 October 1916 [94]
Private 2135 in the Australian Imperial Force's 44th Battalion on the Western Front during the First World War [94]
Awarded the Military Medal and the Military Medal Bar; also received the British War Medal and The Victory Medal [94]
On 3 February 1922 purchased 1,778 acres of virgin land in Winchester from the Midland Railway Company [27]
The 1,778 acres consisted of Lots M1086 and M1091 of Victoria Location 1938 and cost £1618/19/3, payable by instalments [27]
838 of the acres (Lot M1086) cost 19/- an acre, while the remaining 940 acres (Lot M1086) cost 17/6 an acre [27]
Farmer and Grazier in Winchester 1922-1924 [27] [44]
On 6 June 1923 sold 940 acres of his farm, Lot M1091, to Sidney ASHMORE [27]
Sold the remaining 838 acres of his farm, Lot M1086, to Walter and Charles CHAPMAN on 30 January 1925 [27]
Father of Charles [P186]
Died 3 August 1968; buried at the Utakarra Cemetery in Geraldton, Western Australia [26]


From The Commonwealth Gazette, No. 219:
Private C. B. Perarson. Military Medal.
"At ST. YVES on the 4th June, 1917, No. 2135A Private Charles PEARSON was a stretcher bearer attached to the daylight raiding party under Lieutenant GAZE. He followed the party across No Man's Land and into the Boach trenches, where he took part in the fight and killed 2 Germans himself. He, single-handed, dressed two wounded men in the enemy trenches, and carried home on his back another wounded man. Throughout the whole operation he displayed wonderful bravery and coolness in his work and set a great example to his comrades. He is worthy of the highest commendation. A total of 5 Officers and 100 other ranks took part in this raid."


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Charles Blackett Pearson' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 25 August 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au  [ sources ]




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