Malvern College First World War Casualty

2nd Lieut Maurice Murray Pearson

Photo of Maurice Murray Pearson
House and time at Malvern: No 3, 1905 - 1910.

Regiment: Worcester Yeomanry.
Died: 23 April 1916 aged 25 in Egypt. Killed in action at Oghratina.
Cemetery: Jerusalem Memorial P 3/5

Son of J. F. Pearson, The Birches, Hagley, Worcs. b. 1891.
Upper VVI. Minor Scholar. School Prefect. XXII Football.
Oriel College, Oxford.
In business.
Great War, Trooper Worcestershire Yeomanry 1914, 2nd Lieutenant.

'Maurice Pearson was a boy with a strong personality: his affectionate nature, his keen sense of humour, and his untiring activity made him a centre of a most happy band of friends both here and at Oxford. At the outbreak of war he joined the Yeomanry as a Trooper; he received a commission in March 1915, and was sent out to the East in September. On Easter Sunday of this year his company was overwhelmed, and he was shot through the chest; while his wound was being dressed he was again shot, and died before the fight was over.' (Malvernian, Nov 1916).