Edward James PASCOE


PASCOE, Edward James

Service Number: 889
Enlisted: 22 February 1915, Keswick, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 2nd Pioneer Battalion
Born: Tickera, South Australia, 17 May 1884
Home Town: Wayville, Unley, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in Action , Pozières, France, 5 August 1916, aged 32 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
No known grave
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Norwood War Memorial, Unley Arch of Remembrance, Unley Town Hall WW1 Honour Board, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

22 Feb 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 889, 27th Infantry Battalion, Keswick, South Australia
31 May 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 889, 27th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
31 May 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 889, 27th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Geelong, Adelaide
5 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 889, 2nd Pioneer Battalion, Battle for Pozières

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of James and Maria (nee O'Neill) Pascoe of Tickera, SA; later of Norwood SA; brother of Eliabeth Jane Mary Pascoe, Grace Charity Penhale Pascoe, Elizabeth Louisa Penhall Pascoe, David Joshua Pascoe

16 March 1916 - transferred from the 27th Battalion to the 2 Pioneer Battalion

His brother David was serving with the 50th Battalion when he was killed in action. David has no known grave

There are letters in his record from a friend, Miss C. Ryan of Ballarat, Victoria who had seen his name listed amongh those killed

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal,Victory Medal