Newspaper clipping from the Bradford Telegraph and Argus dated 11th December 1941 (supplied by Frank Sugden)
Died during the sinking of Repulse.
Text of the above news clipping for Eric H. Pearce:
WEST RIDING MEN IN SUNK WARSHIPS
Among Yorkshiremen believed to have been in the Repulse are Engine-room Artificer Morris Bateson, aged 27, grandson of Mrs Lavinia Gaunt, Peel Street, Pudsey; Leading Seaman Eric H. Pearce, aged 22, eldest son of Mr an Mrs H. Pearce, Hawkhill Croft, Guiseley, who was married last February; and Able Seaman George Watt, aged 28, eldest son of Mr and Mrs Percy Watt, Queen Street, Rawdon
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Commonwealth War Graves Commission record:
In Memory of
ERIC HOLLINGS PEARCE
H.M.S. Repulse, Royal Navy
who died on
Wednesday 10 December 1941 .
Cemetery: PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL Devon, United Kingdom
Grave or Reference Panel Number: Panel 46, Column 1.