Gunner Sidney Stewart Pearson

Rank or Title

Date of Birth


Date of Death

20 Mar 1917

War time / or Pre War occupation

Hat trade worker


F. J. Elliott & Co, Guildford Street

Service Number


Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

7 Guildford Street
United Kingdom

Place of Death


Grave Location

Faubourg D'Amiens Cemetery

War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


The Saturday Telegraph , 21st April 1917
Gunner Sidney Pearson


Gunner Sidney Stewart (Stuart) Pearson, 115317, 225th Siege Battery Royal Garrison Artillery, was killed in action in France on March 30th, 1917. He was a widower aged 34 with two children.

Children Constance, aged 11, and Gladys, aged eight, were living with their mother's parents, baker James Ansell and his wife Phoebe at 7 Guildford Street, Luton. Their daughter Agnes had married Sidney Pearson on November 9th, 1905, but had died at the age of 31 on June 9th, 1911.

In a letter to Mr Ansell, Major M. C. Parkes wrote that Gunner Pearson was struck by a shell at about 7.30pm on March 30th and was killed instantly. His funeral was held the following day with men of his battery present.

Brighton-born Sidney Pearson had enlisted in the Royal Garrison Artillery in August 1916 while living at 32 Boyle Street, Luton. He went to the front on January 11th, 1917. Prior to enlistment he was employed by hat manufacturers F. J. Elliott & Co, Guildford Street.


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Gunner Sidney Pearson

Author: Deejaya

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