Regiment : 4th Battalion Worcestershire Regiment
Service number : 45956
Conflict : WW1
Date of death : Killed in action aged 24 on 29th September 1918
Buried : Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium, Panel 75 to 77.
Birthplace : Wollescote, Worcestershire, resident Lye, Worcestershire, enlisted Worcester
Relatives : Son of Mrs Louisa Pearson, 14 Brook St., Lye, Stourbridge
Memorial : Wollescote School
Also appears on : Lye and Wollescote War Memorial. Lye Christ Church Window.
Credits : Researched by The Black Country Society.
Clifford Pearson was the son of Mrs Louisa Pearson of 14 Brook Street, Lye, and attended Wollescote school. He enlisted in the Worcesters and joined the 4th Battalion, probably in 1917. This battalion had fought at Arras and Cambrai in 1917 and was in the front line for the second German Spring offensive of April 1918 on the river Lys. In the ‘backs to the wall’ struggle they endured a long and bitter withdrawal but Ypres was eventually saved. The Worcesters remained in the area for the final battle of Ypres. They moved to the Menin Road on the 17th September in preparation for the general Allied attack of the 28-29th September.
Clifford Pearson has no known grave, the photograph available shows his name on Tyne Cot Memorial.