George Easton PAPE

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PAPE, George Easton

Service Number: 2709
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 54th Infantry Battalion
Born: Wyke Regis, Dorset, England., date not yet discovered
Home Town: Not yet discovered
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Killed in action, France, 25 July 1918, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: Franvillers Communal Cemetery Extension
Plot II. Row A. Grave 14. INSCRIPTION: BEYOND EARTH'S FARTHEST HILLS HE FARES SONG-CROWNED, IMMORTAL
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

7 Oct 1916: Involvement Private, SN 2709, 54th Infantry Battalion
7 Oct 1916: Embarked Private, SN 2709, 54th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ceramic, Sydney
25 Jul 1918: Involvement Lance Corporal, SN 2709, 54th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

He was 21 and a son of James William and Isabella Pape, of Milford House, Commercial Rd., Weymouth, England.

Births Sep 1896 Pape George Easton Weymouth 5a 309.

His brother was killed whilst serving with the Royal Navy. Also honoured on the Wyke Regis, Dorset War Memorial.

He was James William Pape-aged 26-[On memorial as Stoker 2nd Class] Officer's Steward 2nd Class L/3, H.M.S. "Queen Mary", Royal Navy. Killed  31 May 1916 when his ship was taking part in the largest fleet action of the war, the Battle of Jutland in mid-1916; she was hit twice by the German battlecruiser Derfflinger during the early part of the battle and her magazines exploded shortly afterwards, sinking the ship.  Born 29 November 1889 in Weymouth. Next of kin, his mother Isabella, listed as living at Homeside, Williams Avenue, Wyke Regis, Dorset.

Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 21.

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