The man who died at Kilmichael was called "Henry Oliver Pearson". Probate was granted to" Edwin George Pearson". The 1901 census shows them brothers living in York, and undoubtedly the 1911 census in York is therefore the right man. He joined the Yorkshire Regt, was commissioned in June 1918, and court-martialed soon after that, and lost 6 month seniority
1886 Oct 27. Born Tanfield, Yorkshire
1901 census living at 6 Hambleton Terrace, York
He was educated at Bishops Norton School, kirton lindsey, Lincolnshire and Model Training College, York
1910 census living at Tunstall, Catterick, Yorkshire
Before the war he was employed by North Eastern Railway Company as a clerk.
Enlisted in 4th Battalion Yorkshire Regt
1917 Jan 9. Landed in France
1918 Jun 26 Commissioned Yorkshire Regiment.
1918 Sep 30. Gassed and leaves unit for hospital
1918 Oct 6. Shipped back to England
1918 Oct 28. Involved in being drunk and disorderly in Imperial Hotel, Birmingham where he was a patient.
1918 Dec 19. Court Martial led to him losing seniority
1919 Jan 9. 5th Battalion Yorkshire Regt. 2nd Lt. H. O. Pearson to take rank and precedence in his Corps and in the Army as if his appt. as 2nd Lt. bore date 19th Dec. 1918, by sentence of G.C.M. 9th Jan. 1919
1919 Jan 27. Relinquishes commission and retains rank of Lt
1919. After demobilisation became Manager of St George's Hall, Castlegate, York.
1920 Oct 25. Joined the ADRIC with ADRIC no 835 His next of kin at 22 St Pauls Sq, York.
1920 Nov 28. Died at Kilmichael Ambush
The funeral was attended by DLA Paine and AW Burton
1921 Jan 25 Probate notices gives him as of 22 St Pauls Sq, York (where he lived with his sister), and probate granted to Edwin George Pearson, Company's Clerk. Effects £20.