John Charles Pearson signature

John Charles Pearson enlisted on this day in 1915 in Calgary, Alberta, where he was working as a stockman. He was born in Deseronto on October 21st, 1883, the son of Robert Pearson and Sarah (née Wilson). In 1911 he was living in Battleford, Saskatchewan with his wife, Anna Maud and three children.

When he enlisted, Pearson was five feet seven inches tall, with a medium complextion, grey eyes and brown hair. He joined the Canadian Army Service Corps with a regimental number of 49481. His service record shows that he arrived in England in May 1915 and served in France between June and October. In November he was sent to England, where he served with the 101st Remounts Battalion. In November 1917 he was admitted to hospital with digestive problems. In March 1918 he was sent back to Canada and was discharged as medically unfit in Calgary on April 20th, 1918.

After the war, in 1924, Pearson left Canada for the United States. In May 1940 he was living in Richmond, California and he died in California on June 8th, 1959.