John PASCOE MC

PASCOE, John

Service Number: Officer
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 23rd Infantry Battalion
Born: Ballarat, Vic., 28 February 1885
Home Town: Ballarat, Central Highlands, Victoria
Schooling: State School of Mines & Commercial, Pleasant Street State School, Miss Howell's Private School
Occupation: Contractor
Memorials: Ballarat Lodge No 114 Roll of Honor
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World War 1 Service

10 May 1915: Involvement 23rd Infantry Battalion
10 May 1915: Embarked 23rd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Euripides, Melbourne
Date unknown: Involvement AIF WW1, Lieutenant, SN Officer, 23rd Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

For gallantry in France, Captain John Pascoe, of the 23rd Battalion, Australian Imperial Force, has been awarded tlie Military Cross. Captain Pascoe is a son of Mr John Pascoe of Junction street, Ballarat West, and is 33 years of age. Captain Pascoe saw service on Gallipoli, being one of the last to leave the Peninsula at the evacuation. As signalling officer he had to signal, with the assistane of a Wangaratta boy, to the General commanding that all was clear. In September, 1917, Captain Pascoe received the written congratulations of General Sir William Birdwood for "conspicuous services" in France. Captain Pascoe was previously a Seeond-Lieutenant and Signalling, Officer of the, 70th Regiment, " Ballarat.
He received his education at the Pleasant, street State school, and Miss Howell's private school, Ballarat West.

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