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Richard Evan Pearce

Admitted to:

QVH

Date of Injury:

01/03/1942

D.O.B/Age when admitted:

30/12/1915 (26)

Cause of Incident:

Range Accident. Hand Grenade explosion.

Transferred to QVH:

13/04/1942

Injuries:

Loss of left eye.

No. of Operations at East Grinstead:

1



IDENTITY CARD

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Forename:

Richard Evan

Surname:

Pearce

Service No:

955391

Nationality:

British


Awards/Honours:

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Patient Unit:

RAF Innsworth

Profession:

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Patient Rank:

Sgt

Death:

22/01/2003

Age at Death:

88yrs

Dr Rank:

Dr Unit:

Notes:

Pearce interrupted his teaching career to join the RAF as a P.E. Instructor. In 1942, while on a Defence Course, he had an accident that resulted in the loss of an eye, which led him to treatment at QVH. After returning to duty, he became a Education Officer, which he continued until the end of the war.

Glossary:

Further Reading:

References:

'Richard E. Pearce', The Guinea Pig, July 2003, pp. 6-7.