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David Jesse Pearce

Name: PEARCE David Jesse

Date of Birth: 24 March 1922

Birth Location: Goodstone, Devon, England.

Also Known As:

Age at Burial: 81 years

Date of Death: 23 November 2003

Death Location: Bunbury, Western Australia

Date of Burial: Cremated Bunbury 2 December 2003.

Denomination: Jehovah’s Witness

Row/Grave: Row 1 / Grave 2 (Ashes placed in the grave of his step-grandson- Jonathon Leo Van Stralen)

Grave Transcription: Headstone for Jonathon Leo Van Stralen – David Jesse Pearce – Unmarked

CDCP Grave Marker: Grave Marker with Plaque, placed by CDCP volunteers,  24 May 2023 (image below).

Father: Thomas Walter Pearce born: 24 October 1871 Wiltshire, England. Died: 1958 Herefordshire, England.

Married: 15 August 1903

Mother: Louisa Eustace born: 1879 Wiltshire, England. Died: 1964 Herefordshire, England.

Grandfather (Father): Stephen Pearce born: 1840 Died: 1916 England.

Grandmother (Father): Anne Ferris born: 1843

Grandfather (Mother):

Grandmother (Mother):


Dorothy Pearce born: 1900 Gloucestershire, England. Died: 1946 Middlesex, England. Married: Thomas Morgan.

Francis Thomas Pearce born: 1901 Gloucestershire, England. Died: October 1934 England.

Ellen Louisa Pearce born: 1904 Gloucestershire, England. Died: Unknown.

Peter Stephen Pearce born: 9 June 1905 Gloucestershire, England. Died: April 1984 Gloucestershire, England.

William Charles Pearce (Service No W47547) born: 24 August 1907 Gloucestershire, England. Died: 31 October 1992 Buried Busselton Cemetery, Western Australia. Married: 1931 Florence Amelia Haynes.

Twin Male born: 24 August 1907 Gloucestershire, England. Died: Unknown.

Elsie Winifred Pearce born: 1909 Gloucestershire, England. Died: Unknown.

Mary Ann “Nancy” Pearce born: 27 March 1910 Gloucestershire, England. Died: November 1999 England.

Gladys Hilda Pearce born: 4 December 1916 Gloucestershire, England. Died: 4 October 2010 England.

Joseph James Pearce (Service No WX12928) born: 25 July 1920 Gloucestershire, England. Died: 4 November 1999 Buried Bunbury Cemetery, Western Australia. 1. Married: 7 December 1946 Catherine “Kate” Emily Mackay. 2. Married: 2 April 1968 Agnes Apolonia Van Stralen.

Betty Winifred Pearce born: 1 April 1928 Gloucestershire, England. Died: September 1997 England.

Spouse: Wilhelmina Maria Apolonia Van Stralen (nee Vredenbregt) born: 20 October 1925 Scheveningen, The Hague, Holland. Died: 29 March 2008 Cremated Bunbury – Ashes interred Capel Cemetery.

Children: Nil


Leonardus Petrus Andris Van Stralen born: 25 March 1947 Holland. Died: 13 September 1988 Buried Capel Cemetery. Married: 1965 Glenice Kaye Pearce. (Daughter of William Charles and Florence Pearce and niece of David Jesse Pearce)

Agnes Apolonia Van Stralen born: 22 July 1949 Holland. Married: 2 April 1968 Joseph James Pearce. (Brother of David Jesse Pearce)

Franciska Apolonia Van Stralen born: 18 March 1951 Holland. Died: 19 April 2015 Cremated Bunbury – Ashes interred Capel Cemetery.

Occupation: Labourer, Farm Worker, Miner.

Military Service:

Their Story

David Jesse Pearce departed from Southampton, England in 1952, aboard the “Asturias”. He visited the ports of Malta, Port Said and Colombo on the way to Australia, arriving 18 June 1952 at the port of Fremantle, Western Australia. He was a bachelor, aged 30 and his occupation was listed as farm worker.

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