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Date of Death
26 Feb 1917
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Soldier or Civilian
Pte Aubrey Julian Pearce, 19182, 7th Battalion The Buffs (East Kent Regiment), was killed in action on the Somme on February 26th, 1917. He was aged 20.
Although born and living in Wheatheampstead, he was an old boys of Luton Modern School and is included on the Luton Roll of Honour.
After leaving school he entered the service of the London and South-Western Bank at the Wood Green branch, from where he joined the Army on April 3rd, 1916. After a period of training in Kent, he went to the Western Front on November 27th.
An officer said Pte Pearce had been killed in action during an attack by the enemy on a position the British had just taken. When the battalion came out of action he had intended making him a lance corporal.
A memorial service for Pte Pearce was held at Wheathampstead Congregational Church, where he was a member of the choir.