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Rochester Kent
He was the son of Sydney and Belinda Mary Munro and the brother of Ernest Munro. In 1911 they lived at 42 Holme Road West Bridgford Nottingham. Sydney and Belinda Mary later moved to 12 Steade Road Sharrow Sheffield.
He was a metallurgist.
05 Sep 1918
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Second Lieutenant
Royal Field Artillery
Lieutenant William Pearce Munro, He enlisted into the Artist Rifles Officer Training Corps and was commissioned on 4th February 1917 served with “A” Battery, 70th Brigade Royal Field Artillery. He landed in France on 31st March 1917 and was killed in action on 5th September 1918. He is buried in Vis-en-Artois British Cemetery, Haucourt.
Article published 23rd September 1918 in th Nottingham Evening Post :- KILLED. “LIEUT. WILLIAM PEARCE MUNRO, R.F.A., elder son of Mr. and Mrs. Sydeny Munro, of 12, Steade-road, Sheffield, and recently, of 44, Holme-road, Nottingham, who was killed in action in France on September 5th, 1918, was a cousin of the late Sir William George Pearce, Bt., chairman of the Fairfield Shipbuilding and Engineering Co., Govan. He was born in Rochester in 1886, and was educated in Sheffield, subsequently he received his training with Messrs. Cammel Laird, and Co., with whom he was engaged until he joined the Artists Rifles O.T.C. He was granted a commission on February 4th, 1917.” In memoriam published 5th September 1919 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “MUNRO. – In ever-loving memory of William Pearce Munro, Lieut., R.F.A., A/70 Brigade, killed in action near Arras on the 5th September, 1918, dearly loved eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Sydney Munro, of 12 Steade-road, Sharrow, Sheffield (late of 44 Holme-road, West Bridgford), and cousin of the late Sir William George Pearce, Bart.” Above items are courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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