John May PASCOE

John May Pascoe Photo:
Australian War Memorial
Birthplace
England
Resided
Wutul
Occupation
Farmer
Enlisted
20-October-1915
Place
Toowoomba
Age
43
Status
Married
Service No
2938
Rank
Private
Unit
31st Battalion, 6th Reinforcements
Embarked
14-April-1916
Place
Sydney
Active Service
Egypt, Western Front
Highest rank
N/A
Honours and Awards
No
Fate
How Died
Killed in action
Date
26 September 1917
Place
Polygon Wood, Belgium
Cemetery or Memorial
Hooge Crater Cemetery, Zillebeke, Belgium
Notes

Also named on Toowoomba Mothers’ Memorial and Crows Nest War Memorial.

 

John Pascoe arrived in France in September 1916 via Egypt and England. From early 1917 he was involved in follow-up operations as the German army retreated from the Hindenburg Line. In September he was killed in action at Polygon Wood and buried nearby. He left behind his wife Annie and six children under 18. After the war his remains were exhumed and re-interred at Hooge Crater Cemetery.