Service no. 202274
Private, London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers), 1st Battalion
Enlisted at Handel Street
Died on 19 January 1919 (theatre of war is given as “home”), aged 34
CWGC: “Son of Mrs Ada Pearcey, of 104 Stockwell Road, Stockwell, London.”
Remembered at Lambeth Cemetery, Blackshaw Road, London SW17
Information from the 1911 census
In 1911 George’s mother Ada, 54, a charwoman, lived in two rooms at 2 Tachbrook Street, Pimlico with two of her daughters: Roseline, 14, a dressmaker’s apprentice, and Dorothy Pearcey, 12. Both were born in Pimlico. Ada had six children, five of whom survived. George Pearcey does not appear to be on the census. In 1901 the family, including George’s father William Pearcey, lived at at 36 Aylesford Street, near Hanover Square. George, then 14, was working as an errand boy.