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John Thomas PASCOE

Regimental number434
Place of birthGlenroy Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationTrain examiner
AddressMiddle Street, Glenroy, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, W J Pascoe, Glenroy PO, Glenroy, Victoria
Enlistment date22 March 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll8 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name38th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/55/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 20 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll38th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


'Gallant conduct during operations South of Messines on 7-9 june 1917.'
Recommendation date: "Unspecified"

FateReturned to Australia 28 November 1918
Medals

Military Medal

'On the 7th/8th and 9th June, 1917, during the operations south of MESSINES, this man was a membr of the leading waves of the assault and was largely responsible for the capture of seven prisoners including two Officers and for the killing of several others. When his wave reached its objective he moved forward for a distance of 200 yards and silenced several snipers who were causing casualties in our ranks. At this point he also brought in an enemy mchine gun. He remained in a listening post throughout the night, and was later buried by exploding shells and had to be dug out, but nevertheless remained gallantly at his post under heavy fire. He had done excellent work as a scout on previous occasions.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 20 December 1917

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