William is remembered on the war memorial at St. Matthew’s Church, Ipswich.


Born: 1889, New Catton, Norfolk.

Died: 4th May 1917; age: 27; KiA.

Enlistment Location: Haughley, Suffolk.

Date of Entry Therein: 4th October 1915 – France.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 14862.

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 7th Battalion.

Formerly Private, 14862, 9th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.


Grave Reference:


Feuchy British Cemetery,

Pas de Calais,





1891   41, Waterloo Road, Norwich, Norfolk.


William was a year old and living with his parents.

William Charles Pearson, 28, a Harness Maker, born Alby Hill, Norfolk.

Rosa Matilda Pearson (nee Pearson), 27, born Thorpe St. Andrew, Norfolk.


1901   11, Lipland Terrace, Stowupland, Suffolk.


William was 11 years old and living with his parents and siblings.

William, 36, a Harness Maker.

Rosa, 36.

Ernest Henry Pearson, 9, born Norwich.

Rosa Alice Pearson, 7, born Norwich.

Edgar John T. Pearson, 3, born Stowupland.

Anna Maud Pearson, 1, born Stowupland.


1911   25, Church Walk, Stowmarket, Suffolk.


William was 21 years old, a Grocer’s Assistant – Grocer. He was living with his parents & siblings.

William, 47, a Saddler & Collar Maker – Harness Maker.

Rosa, 47.

Ernest, 19, a Cordite Assistant – Government Cordite Works.

Edgar, 13, a Butcher’s Boy.

Anna, 11.

Elsie Clara B. Pearson, 7, born Stowupland.


Soldiers’ Effects to William Pearson – father.


The Pearson family moved to Ipswich at the end of the First World War.

Suffolk Regiment, 7th Battalion.

Suffolk Regiment Battalion movements


Friends of The Suffolk Regiment


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