John May PASCOE

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PASCOE, John May

Service Number: 2938
Enlisted: 20 October 1915, Toowoomba, Queensland
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 31st Infantry Battalion
Born: Cornwall, England, 26 February 1873
Home Town: Crows Nest, Toowoomba, Queensland
Schooling: Bathurst State School, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Killed in Action, Belgium, 26 September 1917, aged 44 years
Cemetery: Hooge Crater Cemetery
Grave X. F. 17. Personal Inscription NOT GONE FROM MEMORY NOR FROM LOVE BUT TO HIS HEAVENLY HOME ABOVE
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Toowoomba Roll of Honour WW1, Toowoomba War Memorial (Mothers' Memorial)
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World War 1 Service

20 Oct 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2938, 31st Infantry Battalion, Toowoomba, Queensland
14 Apr 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2938, 31st Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
14 Apr 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2938, 31st Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ceramic, Sydney
26 Sep 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2938, 31st Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres

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Biography

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Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

He was 46 and the son of Charles and Mary Pascoe; husband of Annie. Beatrice Pascoe, of Lilley St., Toowoomba, Queensland, sometime of Oakey, Queensland.

Births Jun 1872 PASCOE John May St. Austell 5c 132

Age on arrival in Australia 5
Occupation: Labourer
Address:Thornville, via Wutul, Queensland

Next of kin was his wife, Mrs. Annie Beatrice Pascoe, [nee Perkins ] Oakey, Queensland-he also left six children
Previous military service:
Served in the New South Wales Lancers at Casino, New South Wales.
Enlistment date 20 October 1915

Rank on enlistment Private  31st Battalion, 6th Reinforcement.

Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 14 April 1916-he was then aged 43.

Two of his nephews were killed in action. in the Great War.

He is honoured on the Cooyar War Memorial.

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