Private William Herbert Pearson

Army Number : 4626

Battalion : 1/6th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment.

Son of George and Hannah Pearson, of 24, North Street, Cromford, Matlock, Derbyshire.

Killed in action, 1st July 1916, aged 31, during the attack on the German positions at Gommecourt, France, on the first day of the Battle of the Somme.



Derbyshire Courier 19th August 1916

Buried/Commemorated : Foncquevillers Military Cemetery, France. Plot 1. Row L. Grave 36.


His brother Private Samuel George Pearson, 10th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment, also fell in the Great War.

Foncquevillers Military Cemetery, France.
Private William Herbert Pearson grave
No local memorial details.