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Identify uniform
« on: Saturday 11 November 17 14:17 GMT (UK) »
Please can the uniform, rank etc. be identified in attached photo of Ernest Augustus Spry Pearse (Pearce).
He was born abt 1873 in Brighton, Sussex and died abt 1928. Father: Ernest Augustus Spry Pearse (b 1849), Mother: Harriett Anne (nee Sparks).
Is it possible to find military records for Ernest?
Thank you.

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Re: Identify uniform
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 11 November 17 15:15 GMT (UK) »
Signaller Royal Artillery although on his record he attested as Gunner.
Attested-1/3/1894. Service no. 2888.
Occ. Clerk.
H. 5' 7 3/4"
Eyes: brown
Hair: black.
Father: Ernest Pearse of 43 Lordship Lane Wandsworth.
Signed on for 6 under the Colours + 6 on reserve but elected to complete his 12 years full service in 1898.
Granted 1st. good conduct pay 1/3/1896 & 2nd. 1/3/1900 as you can see from his 2 chevrons.
Passed signallers course 25/1/1898 as you can see from his insignia. Also passed a telephony course.
Discharged 8/12/1903 as being medically unfit.
Character as exemplary.
Address at discharge: 22 Ravenscourt Gardens, Ravenscourt Park, London W.
His record states that during re-organisation he was posted to 78 Coy. RGA on 1/1/1902.
At discharge he was in Hong Kong.
Warks:Ashford;Cadby;Clarke;Clifford;Cooke Copage;Easthope;
Edmonds;Felton;Colledge;Lutwyche;Mander(s);May;Poole;Withers.
Staffs.Edmonds;Addison;Duffield;Webb;Fisher;Archer
Salop:Easthope,Eddowes,Hoorde,Oteley,Vernon,Talbot,De Neville.
Notts.Clarke;Redfearne;Treece.
Som.May;Perriman;Cox
India Kane;Felton;Cadby
London.Haysom.
Lancs.Gay.
Worcs.Coley;Mander;Sawyer.
Kings of Wessex & Scotland
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Re: Identify uniform
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 11 November 17 15:23 GMT (UK) »
Could this be Ernest? -

Ernest Pearse
Birth year - 1873
Birth - St Peters, Brighton
Service number - 2888
Regiment - Royal Artillery
Attestation date - 01 Mar 1894

Some sites are offering free access to Service records over this weekend which you could search.

JJ


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Re: Identify uniform
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 11 November 17 15:31 GMT (UK) »
Thank you for the information; very helpful. Regards, Jeff

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Re: Identify uniform
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 11 November 17 15:41 GMT (UK) »
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Could this be Ernest?
See above.
Warks:Ashford;Cadby;Clarke;Clifford;Cooke Copage;Easthope;
Edmonds;Felton;Colledge;Lutwyche;Mander(s);May;Poole;Withers.
Staffs.Edmonds;Addison;Duffield;Webb;Fisher;Archer
Salop:Easthope,Eddowes,Hoorde,Oteley,Vernon,Talbot,De Neville.
Notts.Clarke;Redfearne;Treece.
Som.May;Perriman;Cox
India Kane;Felton;Cadby
London.Haysom.
Lancs.Gay.
Worcs.Coley;Mander;Sawyer.
Kings of Wessex & Scotland
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Re: Identify uniform
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 11 November 17 15:46 GMT (UK) »
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Could this be Ernest?
See above.

Thank you, my post gave details that was not in your original short post which has since had further details added.

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Re: Identify uniform
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 11 November 17 18:08 GMT (UK) »
Good evening,

Jim, you didn't mention anything about his other trade badge. This shows him to be a Master Gunnery Instructor, crown over crossed guns.

Not something I would associate with a clerk but rather someone of higher rank. Is it possible there are two men with same name.

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Re: Identify uniform
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 11 November 17 18:22 GMT (UK) »
Clerk was his occupation before enlisting.
CHOULES All ,  COKER Harwich Essex & Rochester Kent 
COLE Gt. Oakley, & Lt. Oakley, Essex.
DUNCAN Kent
EVERITT Colchester,  Dovercourt & Harwich Essex
GULLIVER/GULLOFER Fifehead Magdalen Dorset
HORSCROFT Kent.
KING Sturminster Newton, Dorset. MONK Odiham Ham.
SCOTT Wrabness, Essex
WILKINS Stour Provost, Dorset.
WICKHAM All in North Essex.
WICKHAM Medway Towns, Kent from 1880
WICKHAM, Ipswich, Suffolk.

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« Reply #8 on: Saturday 11 November 17 19:08 GMT (UK) »
Should have mentioned the Gunnery Instructor's insignia but I was working off his service record as it relates to his photo. His record has no mention of it.
Sounds like a good excuse.. almost convinced myself.
As Jebber said clerk was his pre-war job.
Warks:Ashford;Cadby;Clarke;Clifford;Cooke Copage;Easthope;
Edmonds;Felton;Colledge;Lutwyche;Mander(s);May;Poole;Withers.
Staffs.Edmonds;Addison;Duffield;Webb;Fisher;Archer
Salop:Easthope,Eddowes,Hoorde,Oteley,Vernon,Talbot,De Neville.
Notts.Clarke;Redfearne;Treece.
Som.May;Perriman;Cox
India Kane;Felton;Cadby
London.Haysom.
Lancs.Gay.
Worcs.Coley;Mander;Sawyer.
Kings of Wessex & Scotland
Census information is Crown copyright,from
www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/