Patrick Pearson was the son of Patrick and Mary Pearson (nee Heatherington). He was born about 1900. He became the husband of Brigid Pearson of Ballygawley. Lance Corporal Patrick Pearson was serving with the 48th Royal Tank Regiment, part of the Royal Armoured Corps when he died on 7th October 1940. Lance Corporal Patrick Pearson is buried in Garvaghey Roman Catholic Churchyard, near Ballygawley.