Pearson, Richard Nash

Pearson, Richard Nash

Regiment: North Staffordshire Regiment then Johannesberg Mounted Rifles

Rank: Private (Trooper)

Service No: 7155 (1074)

Boer War service: 5 Mar 1900 to 26 Mar 1901

Date of enlistment: 16 Jan 1900

Date of discharge: 26 Mar 1901

Reason for discharge: To join the Johannesburg Mounted Rifles

Other information: His brother George Newsom Pearson also served in the Boer War. Another brother Robert William was killed in 1915 whilst fighting in the Great War

Born: 10 September 1878 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised on 9 October the same year in St. Alkmund’s Parish Church, Whitchurch.

Family: He was one of seven children born to Richard and Ann Pearson. He married Beatrice Tout 22 May 1907 in Chilliwack, Canada

Residence: At the time of his baptism the family were living in Havannah House, Whitchurch. By 1881 they had moved to 25 Leicester Street, Leicester and in 1891 were living in Market Street, Tamworth, Staffordshire.

Employment: He was a mining engineer when he enlisted.

Death: In 1941 in Valparaiso, Chile, aged 63.

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