Albert Pearson was the son of Albert and Harry Pearson of 11 High Street, Wordsley. He enlisted in the South Staffordshire Regiment but was transferred to the Royal Fusiliers. He went to the 26th Battalion in the 41st Division which fought in the Battle of Messines from 7th to 14th June and then moved to Flanders for the Third Battle of Ypres. They were involved on the 31st July, the first day, in the battle for Pilkem Ridge. They returned for the long struggle of the third stage, the Battle of the Menin Road. This major attack opened on the 20th September and, although some ground was gained, losses were high and included Lance Corporal Albert Pearson. He was 19 years of age and is commemorated on the Tyne Cot and Wordsley Memorials.
High Street, Wordsley, West Midlands, DY8 5RU
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