2/Lieutenant Harold Aubrey Pearson.

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157th Brigade Royal Field Artillery, (Accrington and Burnley Howitzers), later Captain in the Royal Air Force.

Awarded the Military Cross in the London Gazette of 16 December 1916.

Awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross in the London Gazette of 3 December 1918.

Went initially to Belgium (Ypres) with number 10 Battery, 4th (West Riding) Brigade, Royal Field Artillery on the 7 September 1915.

The citation for his Military Cross published in the London Gazette reads, "This officer flew with another officer at under 1,000 feet in our shell zone in order to silence hostile batteries. He has rendered most valuable services throughout as Artillery Observation Officer".

The citation for his Distinguished Flying Cross published in the London Gazette reads, "During the last ten months this officer has displayed exceptional ability and keenness in carrying out trench photography and reconnaissance. Frequently handicapped by adverse weather conditions and in very difficult country, he has rendered most valuable service in clearing up obscure situations. On June 14th, in low clouds and mist, he took thirty-five successful photographs previous to an enemy attack. These materially aided our operations." (for ITALY).