PEARCE, Kenneth

Rank: 
Private
Unit/Base: 
6 Commando
Police Service: 
New Brighton Police Station Wallasey
Regiment/Corps: 
Black Watch
Service: 
Army
Number: 
14241688
Died : 
Friday, February 26, 1943
Killed in action or died of wounds
Age: 
20
Kenneth Pearce 6 Commando
Private Kenneth Pearce died during operations in North Africa [1][1a]. At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in the Battle for Steamroller Farm at El Arousa, Tunisia [2].
Kenneth was a serving Police Officer who had volunteered for the Commandos in 1942 [3].
Educated at Halifax Modern and later at the Technical College. A well known sportsman and Vice Captain of the King Cross Cricket Club Juniors [3].
 
Sources
[1] CWGC.
[1a] Casualty lists / National Archives file WO417/58.
[2] Linked Content below.
[3] Report of his death in the Halifax Evening Courier 16 March 1943.
[Image] Halifax Evening Courier 16 March 1943.
 
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