Henry Oliver Pearson

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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.