with copies of some service records
Death of Sergeant PIERCE.
The death occurred at Kingston Barracks on Saturday morning of Sergeant C. Pierce. Deceased, who had served in the regiment for about 25 years, enlisted into the 1st Battalion, with which he served eight years in India. Pierce saw service during the war in South Africa in 1899-1900. Later he was appointed to the permanent staff of the 3rd Battalion at the depot, and took his discharge to pension in 1905. Sgt. Pierce rejoined the regiment at the commencement of the present war, being posted to the 8th Battalion, and took part in the fierce fighting at Loos last year, when he was severely wounded. As a result of the wounds he then received he has been in hospital for nine months, and from the effects of them he has succumbed. (Surrey Advertiser – Saturday 26 August 1916)