Lieutenant Hubert E Pearson MC

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19 Sep 1944

  •  Military Cross medal

Lieutenant Hubert Ellis Pearson, son of William Ellis and Dora Pearson, of Cambridge, joined the Reconnaissance Corps in November 1942.

By late 1944, he served with HQ Troop, 1st Airborne Recce Squadron, Reconnaissance Corps. He took part in the Battle of Arnhem, during Op Market Garden and was post-humously awarded the Military Cross for his bravery during the Battle.

Lieutenant Pearson died on 19 September 1944, aged 23 years old. He is now buried at Oosterbeek War Cemetery, Arnhem.


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Keir McDonald said:
My Father, Sapper 2075411 Henry Joseph McDonald MM who was captured at Tobruk served with Lt Pearson behind enemy lines in Italy following his escape from captivity. I have the full citation for his MM which was made by Lt Pearson if it is of interest. He then did Airborne training following his repatriation. I would appreciate any more info about his subsequent service. my email is
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