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VC1153    Samuel George Pearse

Name   Samuel George Pearse   No.     POSTHUMOUS

VC Issue No.   1153   Awards   VC   MM

Regiment   Royal Fusiliers, 45th Battalion


Now   Royal Regiment of Fusiliers

Rank VC Won    Sergeant

Rank End Of Career   Sergeant

Place Of Birth   Penarth, South Glamorgan, Wales

Place Of Death   North of Emtsa, Russia

Buried/Location Ashes   Obozerskaya Burial Ground, Emtsa & Souset Cemetery (Archangel Allied Cemetery), Archangel, Russia


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone (CWGC)    Plot/Grave no.   Special Memorial B, Grave 107

Gazetted    23 October 1919

VC Presented   25 September 1920 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England to his widow, Catherine


P  Named on North Russia Memorial (Panel 3, Column 2), Brookwood Military Cemetery, Surrey

P  Name on War Memorial, Penarth, Glamorgan, Wales     

P  Memorial Plaque, Civic Centre, Penarth, Glamorgan, Wales

P  Named on War Memorial, St Cyres School, Penarth, Glamorgan, Wales

P  Display at Australian War Memorial, Hall of Valour, Canberra, ACT, Australia

P  Victoria Cross Commemorative Plaque, Australian War Memorial, Canberra, ACT, Australia

P  Named on VC Memorial, Springvale Botanical Cemetery, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Statue, Deakin Avenue, Mildura, VIC, Australia

Samuel Pearse VC Memorial Garden, Mildura, VIC, Australia

P  Named on Victoria Cross Memorial, Queen Victoria Building, Sydney, NSW, Australia

Pearse Place, Canberra,  ACT, Australia

P  Pearse Close, Penarth, Glamorgan, Wales

P  Victoria Cross Paving Stone, Memorial Garden, Rectory Lane, Penarth, Glamorgan, Wales

By The Way…

VC Held By

Australian War Memorial, Hall of Valour, Canberra, ACT 2601, Australia. On Loan



VC 1152 VC 1154
VC 1152
VC 1154

BORN   16 July 1897

DIED   29 August 1919   AGE   22

VC Won   29 September 1919    AGE    22

Place VC Won   Emtsa, North Russia

War/Campaign   North Russia Relief Force

Northern Russian Expedition