Pearkes, A M
ANDRE MELLARD PEARKES
Remembered with honour Helles Memorial: Panel 47 to 51.
He attested 6 December 1910 at Dukes Road, Euston, London, in the Territorial Force, 4 years service in the U.K., as Private 931 28th (Artists’ Rifles) Battalion, London Regiment: an articled clerk aged 22, 5’7″ tall. He was discharged 17 September 1914 in consequence of appointment to 2nd Lieutenant in the Temporary Army. He departed Liverpool aboard the Aquitania 3 July 1915, landing at Lemnos 11 July 1915. He was reported missing, presumed killed in action at Gallipoli. He was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914-15 Star medals, his qualifying date being 10 July 1915; the medals were sent to his father of Watford.
There are articles about Andre in the Watford Illustrated dated 19 September 1914, 10 July 1915 and 4 September 1915; and the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 24 April 1915, 28 August 1915 and 22 January 1916.
Son of Walter and Kate (nee CULSHAW) PEARKES of Watford.
His parents married 20 May 1886 at St Andrew’s, Watford. Walter died 16 September 1925 aged 70; Catherine died 20 November 1926 aged 62; both in Watford.
Andre was born 1888 in Watford, and baptised 3 June 1888 at St Mary’s, Watford.
He has an entry in the National Probate Calendar
On the 1891 Census, aged 3 he lived in Watford, with his parents and two siblings. On the 1901 Census, a pupil aged 12, he lived at Tunbridge School, Kent. On the 1911 Census, a solicitor’s articled clerk aged 22, he lived in Watford, with his parents and no siblings.
Date of deathon or since 07/08/1915
Age at death27
Place of death
NotesAndre is also commemorated on his grandfather's grave in Vicarage Road Cemetery, Watford
- 1st S.W. Herts Scout Troop [in St Mary's Parish Church Watford] (4)
- Abbot's Langley Herts War Memorial (17)
- Aldbury Herts War Memorial (1)
- Aldenham Herts War Memorial (located in Letchmore Heath Herts) (8)
- All Saints Church Croxley Green Herts (12)
- All Saints Church Harrow Weald Middx (2)
- All Saints Church Hertford (1)
- All Saints Church King's Langley Herts (1)
- All Saints Church Leavesden Herts (31)
- All Saints Church Witham Essex (3)