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George Wilson  McDonald Pearce. Photograph reproduced with permission of the Pearce family


George Wilson

Engine Room Artificer. 2nd Class. HMAS Sydney. SN 1112. Returned.

Date Enlisted 27/01/1914
Service Number SN 1112. Official Naval Number 538
Age of Enlistment 20 years
Place of Enlistment Port Division Sydney, NSW
Place of Birth Leichhardt, NSW
Previous Military Experience Joined Navy 1911 as ERA 4th Class
Occupation Coppersmith prior to 1911. Navy HMAS ‘Sydney’ after 1911
Marital Status Married
Religion Methodist
School Attended Guildford State School
Address History Wife - Jessie Isabel Pearce, ‘Glenray’ Flat 6, Bondi Road, Bondi, Sydney, NSW. NOK - Parents Mr and Mrs W.G. Pearce, West Guildford, WA

Military History

Pearce enlisted in service in 1911. He was attached to HMS ‘Sydney 27.1.1914, with the Engine Room Branch as ERA 4th Class. He was promoted to ERA 3rd Class 1.9.1914. he served with HT ‘Canberra’ in 19.10.1917 and transferred to HT ‘ Franklin’ 10.1.1919. Post WW1 he was attached to HT ‘Cerberus’ as ERA Class 2, He was promoted to ERA Class1, 26.12.1924. Pearce enrolled in the Royal Australian Fleet Reserve for 5 years from 1933 as ERA Class 1.
Returned/Disembarked NK.
Discharged 8.8.1937.
Final Rank RAFR ERA Class1.
Medical Condition NK.
Awards and Medals 1914-15 Star, LS and GC medal
Notes Pearce had brothers on active service Henry (deceased), Percy, Charles, Frank (WAN 18.10.1918) Served 17 years. Parents WG Pearce lived at West Guildford, WA.
Information Source
West Australian Newspaper
Guildford Primary School Honour Roll
Wesley Chapel Honour Roll
NAA: B2455, Pearce George Wilson

Flat 6, Bondi Road, Bondi, Sydney, NSW (wife)
West Guildford (Parents WG Pearce)