Regiment : 272nd Mechanical Transport Company attached 1st Anzac Corps Heavy Artillery Royal Army Service Corps
Service number : DM231400
Conflict : WW1
Date of death : 21st October 1917 aged 30
Buried : Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium, Grave XXV. J. 11.
Relatives : Son of the late John and Elizabeth Pearson, 7 Bald’s Lane, Wollescote, Stourbridge; husband of Gladys Marjorie Smalley (formerly Pearson), 12 Cross Walk, Wollescote, Stourbridge
Memorial : Wollescote School
Also appears on : Lye and Wollescote War Memorial. Lye Christ Church Window.
Credits : Researched by The Black Country Society.
Albert Pearson enlisted in the Army Service Corps and was sent to the 272nd Mechanical Transport Company. By mid-1917 this unit was attached to the Heavy Artillery of the 1st Army for the Third Battle of Ypres. Heavy guns required a great deal of transport to function in battle. They were also vulnerable to enemy counter-battery shelling which the German forces performed accurately. Private Albert Pearson was seriously wounded at some point and taken to a Casualty Clearing Station near Poperinghe where he died on the 21st October 1917.