WW1 Military Cross group of (4) to 14th (Montreal) Battalion, CEF,
Military Cross, George V, 1914-15 Star,
impressed: LIEUT: W.M. PEARCE. 14/CAN: INF:, War and Victory
Medals, impressed: MAJOR. W.M. PEARCE.,
swing mounted on pin bar as worn, GVF Condition.
William Melanethelon Pearce was born in 1891 in Seaforth, Ontario. He joined the CEF on 21st September 1914. He was wounded on 23.5.15, slightly wounded 5.10.15. Promoted Captain 29.1.16. Transferred to 3rd Brigade Machine Gun Company. MID 2.1.17 Haig's Dispatches. Again MID 1.6.17. MC- L.G. 06/03/1918. Seconded to the Royal Air Force for Duty as an Observer 1st June 1918.
“Capt. (A./Maj.) M.G. Cps. Awarded on the occasion of His Majesty’s Birthday. No citation.” Full service file is digitized. A picture appears on ancestry with the following info, amongst more details : When William Melanetholon PEARCE was born on September 24, 1891, in Seaforth, Ontario, his father, William, was 43 and his mother, Margaret, was 38. He married Gwendoline Alice SMALLPEICE on March 22, 1932, in Toronto, Ontario. They had two children during their marriage. He died on April 23, 1990, in Toronto, Ontario, at the age of 98, and was buried in Calgary, Alberta.