At this time the 1/5th Battalion lost two young Officers

Arthur Carlton Pearce was killed in action aged 24

Son of Arthur and Margaret Pearce of 17 Fellows Rd., Hampstead in London. Served from 1914.

Alexander Claude Kirby was killed aged 24

Eldest son of Ernest William and Katharine Sophia Kirby of Woodend House, Walsall, Staffs.; husband of Williametta Kirby (nee Mayo) of Walsall.

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