We remember George Randolph Pearkes,

We remember George Randolph Pearkes,

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Timeline

Timeline

1888
birth Watford, Hertfordshire United Kingdom Source:6975852 26th February 1888
1889
sibling William Edward WE Pearkes Source:6976154 1889
1891
dates Age 3 Source:6975860 1891
1891
sibling Hilda Winnifred HW Pearkes Source:6976156 22nd September 1891
1901
dates Age 13 Source:6975864 31st March 1901
1901
education Boarder in Junior School House Berkhamsted School Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire United Kingdom Source:6975864 31st March 1901
1915
employment Ex-Royal North West-Mounted Police Canada Source:6092646 2nd March 1915
1915
dates Age 26 Source:6975818 2nd March 1915
1915
enlistment Victoria, British Columbia Canada Source:6975818 2nd March 1915
1915
service Canadian Expeditionary Force 107473 Source:6975818 2nd March 1915
1916
awards Military Cross (MC) British Award/Decoration Source:6975898 19th November 1916
1916
service Canadian Expeditionary Force Captain Canadian Mounted Rifles Source:6975898 19th November 1916
1917
awards Victoria Cross (VC) British Award/Decoration Source:6975898 31st October 1917
1918
service Canadian Expeditionary Force Major Canadian Mounted Rifles Source:6975898 11th January 1918
1918
awards Distinguished Service Order (DSO) British Award/Decoration Source:6975898 8th August 1918
1918
awards Mentioned in Despatches (MiD) British Award/Decoration Source:6975898 31st December 1918
1919
awards French Croix de Guerre Other War Service Award Source:6975898 7th January 1919
1919
service Canadian Expeditionary Force Lieutenant-Colonel Canadian Mounted Rifles Source:6975898 11th January 1919
1919
theatres France & Belgium: 1a Source:6975898 19th January 1919
burial Holy Trinity Anglican Cemetery Non-War Cemetary Sidney, British Columbia Canada Source:8540662
service Canadian Expeditionary Force Lieutenant Colonel 116th Infantry Battalion Source:8671484
marriage Constance Blytha Copeman Source:6975898
1984
death Not War Related Died in a rest home in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, following a stroke. Victoria, British Columbia Canada Source:6975847 Source:8540662 30th May 1984

Details

Details

Names
TypeName
First Names George Randolph
Initials GR
Last Name Pearkes,
Source 8671484
Gender
GenderSource
Male
Locations
AddressCountryTypeCertaintySource
1312 Stanley Avenue, Victoria, British Columbia Canada parents address known 1915-03-02
Coniston House, Cornwall Road, Uxbridge, Middlesex United Kingdom parents address known 1891
Junior School House, 107-109 High Street, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire United Kingdom school/college address known 1901-03-31
Contribution

Military Service

Military Service
ServiceNumberUnitSubRankSource
Canadian Expeditionary Force 107473
Canadian Expeditionary Force Canadian Mounted Rifles Captain
Canadian Expeditionary Force Canadian Mounted Rifles Major
Canadian Expeditionary Force Canadian Mounted Rifles Lieutenant-Colonel
Canadian Expeditionary Force 116th Infantry Battalion Lieutenant Colonel
Awards
AwardTypeSource
Distinguished Service Order (DSO) British Award/Decoration
French Croix de Guerre Other War Service Award
Mentioned in Despatches (MiD) British Award/Decoration
Military Cross (MC) British Award/Decoration
VC, DSO, MC British Award/Decoration
Victoria Cross (VC) British Award/Decoration
Family
Parents
NameRelationshipDatesSource
Louisa Pearkes mother
George Pearkes father
Siblings
NameRelationshipDatesSource
William Edward Pearkes brother 1889
Hilda Winnifred Pearkes sister 1891-09-22
Spouse
NameRelationshipDatesSource
Constance Blytha Copeman wife -
Physical
ComplexionEyesHairSource
Fresh Brown Dark Brown
DateHeightSource
1915-03-02 5'11"
Religion
DateReligionSource
1915-03-02 Roman Catholic

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Evidence

Evidence

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Official Records

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England & Wales births 1837-2006 Transcription Janice2668
1891 England, Wales & Scotland Census Transcription Janice2668
1901 England, Wales & Scotland Census Transcription Janice2668
Victoria Cross Recipients 1854-2006 Transcription Trevor321
Canadian Attestation Papers

External Evidence

ReferenceConnected by 
British Columbia, Canada, Marriage Index 1872-1935 Janice2668
Complete biography of Lt-Col ( later Major General) Pearkes Lizbet72994
Wikipedia Janice2668
Project Gutenberg e-book "The 116th Battalion in France" Guy74824
Attestation Paper Canadian Over-seas Expeditionary Force Janice2668
Canada, Military Honours Awards and Citation Cards, 1900-1961 Janice2668
England and Wales Christening Records 1530-1906 Janice2668
England and Wales Christening Records 1530-1906 Janice2668
British Columbia, Canada, Death Index 1872-1990 Janice2668
England and Wales Christening Records 1530-1906 Janice2668
British Columbia, Canada, Find A Grave Index Janice2668

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