Biography of Private George Pearson (36926)
6th Battalion Royal Berkshire Regiment
Formerly 1358 Lincolnshire Regiment
Died 1st October 1916


  • Name: George Pearson
  • Date of birth: 1889
  • Place of Birth: Baston, Lincolnshire, England
  • Date of Birth Registration: January – March 1889
  • Place of Birth Registration: Bourne, Lincolnshire, England


  • Name: Walter Stanton Pearson
  • DOB: 1868
  • Place of Birth: Baston, Lincolnshire, England
  • Occupation: Thrashing Machinist’s Labourer


  • Name: Harriet Timson
  • DOB: 1867
  • Place Of Birth: Teddingworth, Leicestershire
  • Marriage: 1888 Baston, Lincolnshire England

Siblings: (Name), (DOB), (POB)

  • George Pearson, 1889, Baston
  • Emma Pearson, 1890, Baston
  • John William Pearson, 1892, Baston
  • Mary Ann Pearson, 1893, Baston
  • Cassie Pearson, 1895, Baston
  • Alice Pearson, 1896, Baston
  • Walter Timson Pearson, 1901, Baston


  • 1891: George is living with his parents in Church Street, Baston, Lincolnshire.
  • 1901: George is living with his parents in Tretford Lane, Baston, Lincolnshire.
  • 1911: George is living with his parents in Church Street, Baston, Lincolnshire. The census gives him an age of 22 and he is listed as a labourer on farm.

    Relatives in services

    • George’s brother John who also fought and was killed in WW1. John can be found on our page dedicated to the Baston War Memorial.


    • No marriage for George has been found and because of his age we can assume that he never had the opportunity to marry.

    Newspaper Mentions

    • Reading Observer Saturday 11th November 1916
      The following casualties is the Royal Berkshire Regimenthave been officially reported since our last issue:-
      Died of Wounds.-
      Pte. G. Pearson, 36926 (Bourne).


    • Grimsby News Friday 10th November 1916
      Royal Berkshire Regiment.
      Pearson, 36926 G. (Bourne)

    Military Records

    Attestation Papers

    • None found

    Soldier’s Died In The Great War

    • These records show that Private George Pearson, 36926, 6th Bn Princess Charlotte of Wales’s (Royal Berkshire) Regiment was killed in action on 1st October 1916 in the Western European Theatre in France and Flanders.

    Pension Records

    • Available

    Effects Left To

    • Mother Harriet


    • The British Medal
    • The Victory Medal
    • The 15 Star


    • UK:
    • Baston, Roll of Honour in St John the Baptist Church


    • Commonwealth War Graves Commission:
    • In memory of Private George Pearson, 36926, 6th Bn., Royal Berkshire Regiment who died on 1 October 1916 Age 27
    • Son of Walter Stanton Pearson and Harriet Pearson, of Baston, Peterborough, Northants.
    • Remembered with honour, Puchevillers British Cemetery
    • Grave V. B. 37.


    © Picture taken by South Lincolnshire War Memorials

    © Picture taken by South Lincolnshire War Memorials

    Military Service Timeline

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