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In Remembrance of
John Frederick Fabian Pearse, B.E.M.

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Date of birth: 26th May 1903
Place of birth: Portsmouth, Hampshire, England
Wife: Ivy D. Pearse
Previous occupation: Fitter and Turner
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Electrical Artificer 1st Class
Service Number: P/MX 45206
Joined Hood: 8th September 1936 (Electrical Artificer 2nd Class)
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Electrical Artificer 1st Class)
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Biographical Information:

John was born on 26th May 1903 in Portsmouth, Hampshire. He worked as a fitter and turner before joining the Navy on 20 January 1926.

John served at H.M.S.s Vernon, Victory, Furious and Coventry before joining Hood in September 1936. He was awarded the British Empire Medal during this time. He was 36 years old at the time of his loss.

History of ships served in and rate held:

Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
20th January 19264th February 1926VernonActing Electrical Artificer 4th ClassADM362/44
5th February 19264th May 1926Victory IIActing Electrical Artificer 4th ClassADM362/44
5th May 19266th May 1927VernonActing Electrical Artificer 4th ClassADM362/44
7th May 192729th August 1927VernonElectrical Artificer 4th ClassADM362/44
30th August 192719th January 1929FuriousElectrical Artificer 4th ClassADM362/44
20th January 19291st May 1930FuriousElectrical Artificer 3rd ClassADM363/602
2nd May 193019th December 1932VernonElectrical Artificer 3rd ClassADM363/602
20th December 193219th January 1933CoventryElectrical Artificer 3rd ClassADM363/602
20th January 193331st July 1935CoventryElectrical Artificer 2nd ClassADM363/602
1st August 19357th September 1936VernonElectrical Artificer 2nd ClassADM363/602
8th September 193619th January 1938HoodElectrical Artificer 2nd ClassADM363/602
20th January 193824th May 1941HoodElectrical Artificer 1st ClassADM363/602

Additional Photos

Hood Chapel, Church of St. John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire, England

Photos of the memorial

Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea, Hampshire, England

Photos of the memorial

The part of the memorial in which the Hood casualty names can be found.
(Panels 45 to 61)

John's name is in Column 1 of Panel 57.

Detail of John's name.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
John Pearse (photos & information, October 2014)