James O'Hara Pearman (1882-1917)

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.


James O'Hara Pearman was born in Beckbury, Shropshire, the son of Florinda Pearman.

He appears to have travelled overseas, with trips to Jamaica (1904) and America (1907).

At the time of the 1911 Census, he was a schoolmaster and boarding at the house of widow Mary Emma Brooke, 16 Macaulay Road, Birkby, Huddersfield.

Following his death, his widowed mother applied for a Letter of Administration:

PEARMAN James O'Hara of 2 Richard Road Wolverhampton died 25 January 1917 at Mesopotamia killed in action. Administration London 6 September to Florinda Pearman widow. Effects £1044 11s. 5d.

He is commemorated on the Huddersfield Corporation Roll of Honour.


Huddersfield Daily Examiner (15/Feb/1917):

Mr. J. O'H. Pearman, M.A., classical master at the College, was reported to have been killed on active service in Mesopotamia.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission