Rank: Private 11896
Regiment: 8th Bn., Devonshire Regiment
Budleigh Salterton War Memorial, St Peter's Church War Memorial, Budleigh Salterton Roll of Honour
Other Memorial: Brown's Road Military Cemetery, Festubert [Google]
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Herbert was born in Budleigh Salterton in 1897 and lived in the town’s Cliff Road with his parents George, a fisherman, and Melina Pearcey.
His grandmother Sarah Miller lived there too. The family then moved to ‘Fernley’ in Victoria Place. A member of the Budleigh Salterton Football Club, Herbert joined the 8th Battalion of the Devonshire Regiment, and went to France on 25 July 1915, and was killed less than a month later, on 19 August.
His parents lived in Victoria Place, Budleigh Salterton, for the rest of their lives. George Pearcey was a well known fisherman and there are photos of him in the Local History Room in Budleigh Salterton’s Fairlynch Museum. Herbert is remembered on the Budleigh War Memorial and the brass plaque in St Peter’s Church, and at Brown’s Road Military Cemetery in Festubert.
H.V.Pearcey, 8th Devons is listed under 'Died in their Country's Service' in the Budleigh Salterton Roll of Honour.
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