Dan Pearson (c.1893-1915)

An ongoing project to commemorate and research the lives of those who appear on war memorials and rolls of honour in the local area, who served in the military, or whose deaths were linked to conflict.

Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:

PEARSON, DAN. Lance Corporal. No 2946. 1/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Elder son of Mr and Mrs Fred Pearson, 7 Brook Lane, Golcar. Employed in the warehouse by Messrs Firth and Miller, cloth merchants, St. John's Road, Huddersfield. Attended Golcar Baptist Sunday School and was a member of the Young Men's Bible Class. Had been a drill instructor in the Boys Brigade. Had served four years with the local Territorials. Was assistant secretary of the Golcar Liberal Club. Enlisted at the outbreak of the war. On Sunday morning, 15.8.1915, he was shot through the head by a sniper whilst in the act of raising his rifle. He never regained consciousness and died in about an hour, aged 22. Has no known grave. Commemorated MENIN GATE MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.
ROH:- St. John's Church, Golcar; Golcar Baptist Church; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission