Malvern College First World War Casualty

Lieutenant Maxwell Colquhoun Pearson

Photo of Maxwell Colquhoun Pearson
House and time at Malvern: Sch, 1896 - 1896.

Regiment: Cameron Highlanders.
Died: 23 November 1915 aged 34 in France. Killed in action.
Cemetery: Vermelles British LL 1

Son of A. L. Pearson, Walkinshaw, Renfrew, Scotland, b. 1881.
IllóModern IV.
Farmer in New Zealand, Queensland and Argentina; on the Buenos Aires and Pacific Railway.
Great War, Lieutenant 7th Cameron Highlanders 1914.

'After a period of office training, he went to New Zealand and took up sheep farming. This was followed by a visit to Queensland and his return home. He then joined his brother in an estancia in the Argentine, subsequently obtaining a post on the Buenos Aires and Pacific Railway. When war broke out he came home to fight for his country, and obtained a commission in the Cameron Highlanders. He was shot through the head by a German sniper, on the morning of November 23rd, 1915. From letters we have seen, it was obvious that he was in every way a most efficient soldier.' (Malvernian, Nov 1919).