|Place of birth||Tickera, South Australia|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Unley, South Australia|
|Age at embarkation||26|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs M Pascoe, 35 Charles Street, Unley, South Australia|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||10th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/27/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||50th Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||The Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial (Panel 29), Belgium
The Menin Gate Memorial (so named because the road led to the town of Menin) was constructed on the site of a gateway in the eastern walls of the old Flemish town of Ypres, Belgium, where hundreds of thousands of allied troops passed on their way to the front, the Ypres salient, the site from April 1915 to the end of the war of some of the fiercest fighting of the war.
The Memorial was conceived as a monument to the 350,000 men of the British Empire who fought in the campaign. Inside the arch, on tablets of Portland stone, are inscribed the names of 56,000 men, including 6,178 Australians, who served in the Ypres campaign and who have no known grave.
The opening of the Menin Gate Memorial on 24 July 1927 so moved the Australian artist Will Longstaff that he painted 'The Menin Gate at Midnight', which portrays a ghostly army of the dead marching past the Menin Gate. The painting now hangs in the Australian War Memorial, Canberra, at the entrance of which are two medieval stone lions presented to the Memorial by the City of Ypres in 1936.
Since the 1930s, with the brief interval of the German occupation in the Second World War, the City of Ypres has conducted a ceremony at the Memorial at dusk each evening to commemorate those who died in the Ypres campaign.
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Family/military connections||Brother-in-law: 2050 Pte Clarence Rhody Swan HOFFMAN, 32nd Bn, killed in action, 20 July 1916.|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Proceeded to join 50th Bn, Zeitoun, 29 February 1916.
Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 5 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 12 June 1916.
Treated at 13th Australian Field Ambulance, 9 July 1916 (rheumatism); transferred to 4th Divisional Rest Station, 10 July 1916; to 3rd Canadian General Hospital, 12 July 1916; to No. 1 Convalescent Depot, 17 July 1916; to Base Details, 21 July 1916.
Admitted to 24th General Hospital, 31 July 1916 (mumps); rejoined unit, 11 September 1916.
Admitted to 5th General Hospital, 3 April 1917 (septic foot); rejoined unit, 19 April 1917.
Killed in action, Belgium, 27 September 1917.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal