Brigadier General Tom Harry Finch Pearse

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Brigadier General Tom Harry Finch Pearse

Post by AJK » 11 Oct 2021 21:15

I am looking for additional information on the military career of Brigadier General Tom Harry Finch Pearse, who served during WWI and beyond, retiring in November 1919. Although this AHF section is specific to post-WWI UK military questions, the absence of a specific section on WWI UK military made me think that this question would be better addressed here...

Available online sources indicate that General Pearse held no further command after his dismissal from the 84th Brigade in 1915, however, a perusal of The Gazette, the offical public record, indicates additional (unfortunately unspecified) brigade commands and an additional command between June 1919 and his retirement on 1 November 1919.

Following is what I have been able to piece together about his career; I would be most grateful if someone could provide the missing specifics.

Thanks,

AJK

Brigadier General Tom Harry Finch Pearse (15 Sep 1864 - 16 Sep 1947)
25 Nov 1915: Promoted to Temporary Brigadier General
1915: Commander, 84th Infantry Brigade
1915 - 1917: Brigade Commander
1 Nov 1917 (?): Reverted to Colonel
1917 - 1918: Unassigned (half-pay)
15 Jan 1918: Promoted to Temporary Brigadier General
1918 - 1919: Brigade Commander
4 Feb 1919: Reverted to Colonel
1919: Unassigned (half-pay)
12 Jun 1919: Promoted to Temporary Brigadier General
12 Jun - 1 Nov 1919: ?
1 Nov 1919: Promoted to Honorary Brigadier General
1 Nov 1919: Retired

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Re: Brigadier General Tom Harry Finch Pearse

Post by Steen Ammentorp » 12 Oct 2021 20:06

Dear AJK,

Attached is what I got on him for now. I don't think that his last assignment was that of a Brigade Commander but rather a static command, perhaps Tidworth Camp? The last Quarterly Army List prior to his retirement only list him as temporary commander contrary to his earlier assignments as Brigade Commander!
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Re: Brigadier General Tom Harry Finch Pearse

Post by AJK » 12 Oct 2021 20:18

Hi Steen,

Thank you so much for providing the details that I was looking for! As always, you are an invaluable source of information.

Regards,

AJK

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