This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
David Easson Pearson
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- Rank: 2nd Lieutenant
- Regiment/Service: Royal Garrison Artillery
- Unit/Ship: 112th Siege Battery
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death: 24
- Date of Death: 04.09.1918
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Vaulx Hill Cemetery
- Grave/Mem Ref no: II.H.28.
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth:
- Address: 1 Nairne Place, Seafield Rd, Dundee
- Occupation: Bank of Scotland, Victoria St, Dundee
Alexander Pearson, 52 Seafield Rd, Dundee
More about David Easson Pearson
Son of Mr & Mrs Alexander Pearson.
David Pearson Second-Lieutenant Royal Garrison Artillery
Second-Lieutenant David Pearson, R.G.A., who died on 4th September from wounds received in action, was a son of Mr and Mrs Alexander Pearson, Nairne Place, Seafield Road, Dundee.
Reared in the Harris Academy, where he was an apt pupil, David Pearson subsequently entered the Bank of Scotland, and was latterly in the Victoria Street Branch. Of a kindly, obliging disposition, he was held in high esteem by the officials of the bank and by a host of friends in the city, by whom the news of his death is keenly regretted. Enlisting in the Royal Scots, he was subsequently transferred to the signalling section of the R.G.A., and as such was five months on active service ere returning to England for a commission fully a year ago. He was gazetted to the R.G.A., and went overseas at the beginning of the year.
Lieutenant Pearson was well known in musical circles. A capable organist and pianist, he was a choirmaster and organist of St Margaret’s Episcopal Church, Lochee. And for some time before receiving that appointment he acted temporarily as organist in Chapelshade Parish Church. For a season he gave the organ recitals at the Armitstead lectures. Lieutenant Pearson was 24 years of age.
Dundee Courier 9th September 1918
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