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Greasley Nottinghamshire
Edwin Pearson was born in 1897 at Greasley and was the son of Arthur Pearson a wheelwright and Ruth Pearson née Meakin of Lynncroft Eastwood Nottinghamshire. His father Arthur Pearson was born in 1863 at Barrowby, Leicestershire and his mother Ruth Meakin was born in 1865 at Selston, they were married in 1887 their marriage was recorded in the Basford Registration District they went on to have 12 children, 3 of which sadly died in infancy or early childhood, their surviving children all born in Eastwood were John Thomas b1889, Walter b1890, Arthur b1893, Edwin b1897, Violet b1899, Gwendolyn b1901, Dorothy b1904, Francis Phillip b1908 and Sidney b1909. In the 1911 census the family are living at Hill Top, Eastwood and are shown as Arthur Pearson 48 yrs a wheelwright, he is living with his wife Ruth 46 yrs and their children, John Thomas 22 yrs a coal miner, Walter 21 yrs a coal miner, Arthur 18 yrs a coal miner, Edwin 14 yrs a coal miner, Violet 12 yrs, Gwendolyn 10 yrs, Dorothy 7 yrs, Francis Phillip 3 yrs and Sidney 2 yrs.
In the 1911 census he is a coal miner.
11 Oct 1918
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Lyncroft, Eastwood, Nottingham.
2nd Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Private Edwin Pearson enlisted at Ilkeston on 29th May 1915 he gave his age as 19 years and 1 month, his address as Lyncroft, Eastwood, Nottingham and his occupation as that of a collier. He was posted to the 2nd battalion Sherwood Foresters Regiment and landed n France in the Spring of 1916. He was wounded a gun shot wound to the right arm, shoulder and chest on 7th January 1918 and was treated and discharged from hospital on 22nd February 1918. He was killed in action on 11th October 1918 and is buried in Brancourt-Le-Grand Military Cemetery, France grave reference A.1
His elder brother Arthur also served in the 'Great War, he served with the 1/7th battalion Sherwood Foresters and was killed in action on 1st July 1916, the first day of the Batttle of the Somme.
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