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James Henry PASCALL

Regimental number6186
Place of birthMacarthur Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLabourer
AddressLawrence Street, Camperdown, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinFather, J Pascall, Lawrence Street, Camperdown, Victoria
Enlistment date17 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameDivisional Ammunition Column 1, Reinforcement 12
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/89/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A37 Barambah on 10 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal RollField Artillery Brigade
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


'Work at Villers Bretonneux on 8 August 1918 and at Roisel on 18 september 1918.'
Recommendation date: 26 December 1918; 6 January 1919

FateReturned to Australia 8 September 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'For continuous good work and unselfish devotion to duty on 8th August, 1918, at VILLERS BRETONNEUX., he acted as horse-holder to the reconnaissance party. Under heavy shell-fire he succeeded in getting the despatch-rider's horses to a place of safety, showing an utter disregard of danger. At ROISEL on 18th September, 1918, he acted as horse-holder, which entailed his holding two horses for an hour at the Battery position during the barrage, he remained at his post in spite of heavy shell fire. Later in the morning he acted as galloper between the Battery and the wagon line. During the preparation for various battles on the SOMME during September 1918, Bombardier PASCALL continually volunteered to go up with ammunition in place of 1914 men, who were waiting to return to Australia.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 135
Date: 11 December 1919

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