Rank or Title
Date of Birth
Date of Death
20 Mar 1917
War time / or Pre War occupation
Place of Birth
World War I Address
Place of Death
War Memorial Location
Soldier or Civilian
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.