Artificier H. Pearson
FIRST NAMES: Harry
UNIT: Royal Naval Reserve - HM. Submarine "H10"
STATUS: Killed in Action
DATE OF DEATH: 19th January 1918
CEMETERY OR MEMORIAL: Chatham Memorial
Harry was the son of John and Margaret Pearson of Northallerton. His wife's name was Amelia and the CWGC records her address at the end of the War as 18 Newcomen Street, Redcar. His elder brother, John, died of wounds received just prior to the start of the Battle of The Somme, on 1st July 1916.
At the time of his brother's death in 1916, Harry was serving aboard HMS Rupert but by 1918 he was serving in the 8th Flotilla as an engine room artificier aboard HM Submarine "H10". The H10 was built by Canadian Vickers in Montreal and was completed in June 1915.
Harry died, aged 31, when his submarine was lost in the North Sea in unknown circumstances on 19th January 1918. His name is commemorated on the Chatham Naval Memorial in Kent.