John (Jack) Pearson
Yimithurr Man
Royal Australian Corps of Transport
Australian Army

Defence Long Service Medal
Australian Defence Medal

“Holding a Certificate III as a Diesel and Heavy Earth Moving Equipment Fitter, I joined the 49 Royal Queensland Regiment on 17 August 1989 as a Craftsman in the technical corps of the Royal Australian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RAEME) who are tasked with the maintenance of the Army’s modern hardware and equipment. Following the completion of Officer Cadet Training in Lavarack Barracks in Townsville, I received a Queen’s Commission in 1993. Since 1989 I have served in a variety of roles with units in QLD, NSW, ACT and SA. I hold two academic degrees, one from the Australian National University  (anthropology major) and the other from the University of Adelaide (Honours, majoring in WW1 Aboriginal Military History, SA). I am still Serving.” – John (Jack) Pearson