POPE, John

Service Number: 3411
Enlisted: 2 August 1915, Brisbane, Qld.
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 47th Infantry Battalion
Born: Bristol, England, 15 March 1897
Home Town: Townsville, Townsville, Queensland
Schooling: Henleage College Westbury Bristol England, Rangerite Technical School Toowoomba
Occupation: Bank Clerk
Died: Killed in Action, Belgium, 12 August 1917, aged 20 years
Cemetery: Derry House Cemetery No.2
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Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Bank of New South Wales Roll of Honour Book, Bowen War Memorial, Toowoomba St Luke's Church WW1 Honour Roll, Townsville Cenotaph
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World War 1 Service

2 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 3411, 15th Infantry Battalion, Brisbane, Qld.
21 Oct 1915: Involvement Private, 3411, 15th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '11' embarkation_place: Brisbane embarkation_ship: HMAT Seang Bee embarkation_ship_number: A48 public_note: ''
21 Oct 1915: Embarked Private, 3411, 15th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Seang Bee, Brisbane
12 Aug 1917: Involvement Corporal, 3411, 47th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres, --- :awm_ww1_roll_of_honour_import: awm_service_number: 3411 awm_unit: 47th Australian Infantry Battalion awm_rank: Corporal awm_died_date: 1917-08-12

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

JOHN POPE was born on 15th March, 1897, at Bristol, England, the son of Mr. Arthur Ernest and Mrs. Florence Choper Pope. He was educated at Henleage College, Westbury, Bristol, England, and at the Rangerite Technical School, Toowoomba, Queensland. He joined the Bank’s staff at Charters Towers, Queensland, on 4th September, 1914, and was transferred to Bowen as ledger-keeper in March, 1915.

John Pope enlisted in the A.I.F. on 1st August, 1915, No. 3411 of the 47th Battalion. He was promoted to corporal, and was in action on the Flanders front, where he was killed by a shell at Wytschaete on 12th August, 1917.

Source Bank of NSW Roll of Honour